Arc Infrastructure has updated the Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures, which apply to anyone who works on or near a railway corridor.
Train drivers, contractors and all Arc people working on or accessing the rail corridor are required to have an accreditation proving that they understand these rules and can work on the rail network safely.
Arc’s Head of Operations, Rod Smith, said, “We are currently working on changes to the Network Rules and Procedures to make them simpler and safer for people working on the state’s rail freight network.
“Arc is also working on a major upgrade to our train control system which will be introduced next year. These proposed changes set the business up for the new Enhanced Network Control Program and will avoid another rules change later.
“It’s important for people to ask any questions or provide any feedback to our email address. We will be collating these comments and reviewing before publishing a final updated Rules Book in the coming months.
“There is likely to be some training requirements to ensure everyone understands the changes in the rules. This information will be communicated to stakeholders in early October.”
The rules are planned to take affect early 2020.