Recommendation RR20080021


Recommendation details
Output No: RR20080021
Date issued: 08 May 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The Works Infrastructure compliance officer (with overall planning responsibility for ensuring that the overpass work site was appropriately protected from train movements) and the North Geelong 'C' signalbox signaller implemented a method of safeworking based on section 15, rule 5 of the network rules. The variation in safeworking arrangements was not formally communicated to McElligott's, VicRoads or the ARTC. No opportunity was afforded these agencies to review/challenge the safeworking arrangement and to determine whether it was safe and fit for purpose. The revised safeworking arrangements were clearly in contravention of the safety plan that had been agreed between McElligott's, VicRoads and the ARTC.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that V/Line Regional Network and Access take action to address this safety issue.

Last update 05 April 2012