Insufficient resources to assess safety at level crossings
Safety Issue Description

Queensland Rail had insufficient resources available to assess all 1,138 public level crossings at 5 yearly intervals or sooner as required by its level crossing safety Standard, with only one person qualified to conduct level crossing safety assessments.

Issue number
RO-2021-005-SI-04
Issue Status
Closed – Adequately addressed
Transport Function
Rail: Operations control
Issue Owner
Queensland Rail
Mode of Transport
Rail
Issue Status Justification

The ATSB is satisfied that Queensland Rail has addressed this safety issue by training and deploying additional resources and developing a program to assess all public road and pedestrian crossings over the next 5 years.

Proactive action
Action number
RO-2021-005-PSA-01
Organisation
Queensland Rail
Action Status
Closed
Action description

On 17 August 2023, Queensland Rail advised the ATSB that they had trained 4 resources to undertake ALCAM assessments. Three of these staff are based in the south east Queensland business and one in the regional business. In addition, Queensland Rail is developing a program to assess all public road and pedestrian crossings to the latest ALCAM and update in the level crossing management database over the next 5 years. See proactive safety action RO-2021-005-PSA-109 for additional details.