Safety Advisory Notice RO-2009-003-SAN-019

Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Australian Rail Track Corporation

Recommendation details
Output No: RO-2009-003-SAN-019
Date issued: 26 May 2010
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

The ARTC Code of Practice, with respect to Flooding, 'ETG-10-01', does not specify hydrological design parameters, including height of water ponding against the formation layer for a design precipitation event, and this could lead to under specified track drainage arrangements and an increased risk of track damage arising from flash flood events.

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the Australian Rail Track Corporation should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Last update 06 December 2012