Maintaining safety

In Australia, the National Transport Commission is developing a national code for safety accreditation in conjunction with State and Territory governments and rail operators. As part of an accreditation process, the management of assets and human resources is taken into account, including the processes for specification and acceptance of new assets into the railway. In Australia, standards AS 4360 and AS 4292 define the requirements for such processes. There are many worldwide examples of good asset acceptance processes [3] however project-specific processes are difficult to apply in an ongoing manner, over a wider group of assets of varying age and condition. A process is required by which the whole asset base can be tracked for conditions affecting safety and reliability. A snapshot is required that allows the overall railway safety status to be indicated. This process cannot be simply a retrospective tracking of safety incidents, which are no measure of the likelihood of a potential catastrophe, and do not allow for rational allocation of funds. TMG have developed a proactive methodology and product capable of providing the snap-shot based upon real asset condition data. This paper outlines that method and product.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p.
  • Monograph Title: New horizons for rail: CORE 2004: conference on railway engineering, June 20-23 2004, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01517251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:15PM