Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||08 May 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The intent of section 15, rule 5 of the network rules was misconstrued by the Works Infrastructure compliance officer and the North Geelong 'C' signalbox signaller in protecting the Separation Street overpass work site. Their interpretation of section 15, rule 5 introduced the risk of a miscommunication and single person error. It relied totally on the signaller holding the protecting signals at 'stop'. No additional protection was afforded to the work site.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that V/Line Regional Network and Access take action to address this safety issue.