Rail safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Australian Rail Track Corporation
|Date issued:||03 February 2010|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The ARTC Code of Practice does not recognise the relationship between heataffected metal and stress concentration when specifying how far a bolt-hole should be from the rail ends before welding.
ATSB safety advisory notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the ARTC should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.