Date Reported:
Date Published

Track Occupancy Authority procedures

Concern summary

An amendment to policy that removed in-field protection for track machines operating within a Track Occupancy Authority

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201900028

Introduction of train planning software

Concern summary

The concern related to the removal of paper train graphs to accommodate new train planning software prior to the software being adequately tested in an operational environment.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201900021

Removal of safety check rails

Concern summary

Safety concern regarding the removal of safety check rails on bridges throughout [Operator's] network.

 

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR2020-00059

Use of Colour Light Points Indicators (CLPI)

Concern summary

The concern related to the use of Colour Light Points Indicators (CLPI) across the [Operator] network.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800036

Document control within Network Control

Concern summary

The concern related to insufficient document control by [Operator] train controllers.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800037

Repeated breaches of work on track authorities

Concern summary

The reporter expressed a safety concern regarding repeated breaches of safe work procedures in the [Location] region.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201900018

Use of personal electronic devices

Concern summary

The concern related to train drivers and network controllers utilising personal electronic devices whilst operating trains and control boards.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800023

Training and supervision for track workers

Concern summary

The concern related to inadequate training and supervision for track workers, which the reporter believes is resulting in several serious incidents where track workers have had near misses with trains.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800028

Communication to staff regarding procedural changes

Concern summary

The concern related to the way major changes in the Network Information Books (NIB) are distributed and communicated to staff.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201900003

Train driver fatigue

Concern summary

The concern related to the operator enacting an unforeseen circumstances clause regularly, rather than rostering effectively to mitigate driver fatigue.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800013

Poor safety culture following organisational restructure

Concern summary

The concern related to disregard for safety, specifically in relation to fatigue management of employees, poor maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock, and training and qualification of train crews.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800008

Fatigue risk management

Concern summary

Drivers operating beyond maximum hours under ‘driver only’ operations

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800002

Training and competencies

Concern summary

The concern related to inadequate training provided to signallers.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201700008

Fatigue management of maintenance employees

Concern summary

The concern related to the use of the Fatigue Audit InterDyne (FAID) model being used as the sole indicator for fatigue management.

Mode
Rail
Date reported
Reference number
RR201800004