Recommendation RR2008-006-SR-007

Recommendation issued to: Genesee & Wyoming Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: RR2008-006-SR-007
Date issued: 08 April 2008
Safety action status: Closed - Action Taken
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue
There were no mechanical deficiencies with the locomotives. However locomotive data log information was not isolated or correctly preserved and as a result the data was corrupted or overwritten. This issue occurred as a result of inadequate training of maintenance personnel in the servicing and extraction of data from data logging devices installed on CFCLA's and GWA's locomotive fleet.

Safety Recommendation
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Genesee & Wyoming Australia take action to address this safety issue.

Initial response
Date issued: 12 February 2010
Response from: Genesee and Wyoming
Response text:

Genesee and Wyoming Australia (GWA) have advised that Downer EDI Rail (DEDIR) is contracted for service and recovery operations in relation to GWA rolling stock in the Northern Territory.

DEDIR have advised that while they do not have the facilities to extract the data at Berrimah NT, their staff (at Berrimah) are able to retrieve data modules from locomotives and forward them to the DEDIR workshops in Adelaide for extraction.

Last update 05 April 2012