The TasRail cement loading facility at Railton had a downhill grade to the main line, and no devices to protect against a runaway.
The ATSB is satisfied that the installation of a radio-operated, self-restoring catch point at Railton has adequately addressed the safety issue.
On 30 November 2020, TasRail completed installation of a radio-operated, self-restoring catch point at the western end of the Railton siding.
On 15 July 2022 TasRail advised that it had also:
…completed a risk assessment of the entire operating network in relation to runaway protection. The risk assessment included associated gradient analysis in relation to the operation or storage of rolling stock at loading, unloading, shunting, stabling and storage locations where rolling stock may move in an uncontrolled manner and run away.