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EL-021 Asset Management    Reviewed 18/07/2021
Element 21 EM-001-00: Asset Management

All assets have a ‘life cycle’ from design through to disposal. There are six phases in this cycle:
• Design;
• Construct;
• Test/commission;
• Operate;
• Maintain; and
• De-commission/dispose.
The OTHR Management Committee is responsible for Asset Management and has developed and implemented an Asset Management Procedure and supporting documents, covering its rolling stock and track infrastructure.
The Asset Management Procedure forms part of the OTHR SMS and is therefore included in its application for accreditation.
All activities described in the Asset Management Procedure shall be undertaken within the stipulated timeframes.
Asset management planning is an essential component in ensuring Safety, and as such, is part of OTHR’s SMS reviews, and when change occurs.

Associated Documents

EM-001-00 Asset Management 01072020

EM-001-01 Asset Management Procedure-01072020

EM-001-02 Heritage Management Policy-01072020

POL-010-Asset-Management-Policy-230916

EL-020-3    Reviewed 17/0/2021

EM-004-00 Process Control

(National Regulations – schedule 1 cl 20)

OTHR has developed and implemented procedures to inspect its infrastructure and rollingstock to ensure that these assets meet the standards set, and that they are fit for purpose.

OTHR’s inspection procedures involve a combination of:

  • Pre-use (daily) inspections of the track and rolling stock to check for obvious defects which affect the safety of the day’s operations;
  • Periodic detailed inspections which are conducted at varying frequencies depending on the age, amount of use and rate of deterioration of the infrastructure and rolling stock; and
  • With various inspection types carried out by rail safety workers with various levels of competency directly associated with those inspection activities.

Unscheduled inspections may also be carried out when required.

Inspections and maintenance of safety rail related assets shall only be performed by rail safety workers who have the appropriate and correct levels of competence to do the work.

EL-020-2    Reviewed 17/07/2021
EM-004-00 Process Control
(National Regulations – schedule 1 cl 20)

OTHR has developed and implemented procedures to inspect its infrastructure and rollingstock to ensure that these assets meet the standards set, and that they are fit for purpose.
OTHR’s inspection procedures involve a combination of:
• Pre-use (daily) inspections of the track and rolling stock to check for obvious defects which affect the safety of the day’s operations;
• Periodic detailed inspections which are conducted at varying frequencies depending on the age, amount of use and rate of deterioration of the infrastructure and rolling stock; and
• With various inspection types carried out by rail safety workers with various levels of competency directly associated with those inspection activities.
Unscheduled inspections may also be carried out when required.
Inspections and maintenance of safety rail related assets shall only be performed by rail safety workers who have the appropriate and correct levels of competence to do the work.

Track and Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring:

The OTHR line runs between Oberon and Tarana, some 24.5km, however only the line between Oberon and Hazelgrove (4.5km) is currently being restored with the view to being used for rolling stock operations as part of the first stage of the OTHR project. Accordingly all references to track maintenance and inspections refer only to this section at this stage.

Track managed by OTHR is inspected by the Track Manager or an appropriately qualified person recognized by the committee as being fit to review track for this organisation.

Inspections are carried out as follows:

Daily Inspection –   The  first TMV of each running day will be a track inspection.  A note indicating the inspection was carried out (specifically noting any matters requiring attention) is made for that day’s operation.

Annual Inspection – The Track Manager will walk the length of the track at least once per year, to confirm the track meets the standards set out in section A.  A record of this inspection  will be maintained confirming that it has been carried out and noting items requiring attention.  This will form the basis for the maintenance work plan for the following 12 months.  The inspection record the date each items has been rectified.

The Track Manager will communicate any items falling outside the infrastructure standards to the Rolling Stock Manager and inform him of operating restrictions or imposing a ban on the operation of trains until the fault is rectified.

Unscheduled maintenance may also be carried out to address items unexpectedly arising.

All restoration and maintenance work carried out on the OTHR rail infrastructure is inspected and certified as fit for purpose.

Resources

F-040-Turnout-certification-Checklist-17072021

F037-Rail-Certification-Checklist

EM-004-03 OTHR Track Inspection-01072020

EL-020-1        Reviewed 17/07/2021

EM-004-00 Process Control

(National Regulations – schedule 1 cl 20)

OTHR has developed and implemented procedures to inspect its infrastructure and rollingstock to ensure that these assets meet the standards set, and that they are fit for purpose.

OTHR’s inspection procedures involve a combination of:

  • Pre-use (daily) inspections of the track and rolling stock to check for obvious defects which affect the safety of the day’s operations;
  • Periodic detailed inspections which are conducted at varying frequencies depending on the age, amount of use and rate of deterioration of the infrastructure and rolling stock; and
  • With various inspection types carried out by rail safety workers with various levels of competency directly associated with those inspection activities.

Unscheduled inspections may also be carried out when required.

Inspections and maintenance of safety rail related assets shall only be performed by rail safety workers who have the appropriate and correct levels of competence to do the work.

Rolling Stock / TMV Inspection and Monitoring

Any work, inspection or testing on OTHR rolling stock is undertaken to ensure the rolling stock meets the functional standards and is fit for purpose.

OTHR’s rolling stock is either assessed by the Rolling Stock Manager or other suitably qualified and competent persons nominated by the committee. The persons conducting inspections certify that, at the time of inspection, the rolling stock is in a structural and mechanical condition that is safe for its intended use.

Inspections are carried out as follows:

Daily Inspection – The driver undertakes an inspection of the TMV to be used that day in accordance with the F-043( Section Car Daily Inspection Checklist) .   He must not operate the machine if a defect is observed which will compromise  safety.  The driver confirms that he has undertaken this inspection by noting details on the F-XXX Train Running Report Form for that day.

Annual Inspection – A detailed inspection will be undertaken at least every twelve months for operating machines, checking all items listed in Engineering Standards for Rolling Stock to confirm that the rolling stock remains safe and fit for purpose.  This inspection is to be carried out by a suitably trade qualified person (mechanic or fitter tradesperson) Details of the inspection are recorded on the F-XXX Rolling Stock Register and Annual Inspection Form.

Resources:

EM-004-03 OTHR 73 Class Locomotive 28 Day Trip-Mechanical-Inspection-01072020

F-051-Schedule-of-12-Monthly-Diesel-Locomotive-Inspection-and-Maintenance

F-050-Schedule-of-6-Monthly-Diesel-Locomotive-Inspection-and-Maintenance

F-049-Schedule-of-Monthly-Diesel-Locomotive-Inspection-and-Maintenance

F-045-TMV.SECTION-CAR-SAFETY-CHECK-230916 (2)

F-031-Daily-Plant-Checklist-Vehicles-100509 (2)

OTHR Associated Documents

EL-019-3      Reviewed 17/07/2021

Operational Standards

F-003-TrainMovOrder

F-052-Shunting-with-Locomotive-SWMS-20190311

F-053-Shunting-with-Tractor-SWMS-20190311

OTGE-200-Walking-in-the-Danger-Zone

OTGE-202-Handsignals-20190404

OTGE-204-Network-Communication-20190404

OTGE-206-Reporting-and-Responding-to-a-Condition-Affecting-the-Network-CAN-20190404

OTGE-208-Responding-to-a-Major-Incident-20190404

OTGE-212-Network-information-publications-20190404

OTGE-216-Level-Crossings-20190404

OTGE-218-Type-F-Level-Crossing-Management-20190404

OTPR-701-Using-a-Track-Occupancy-Authority-20190404

OTPR-700-Using-a-Local-Possession-Authority-20190404

OTGE-Status-Sheet-11-Issue-1-Rev-0-20190404

OTGE-236-Responsibilities-of-Train-Controllers-20190404

OTGE-232-Responsibilities-of-Train-Crews-and-track-vehicle-crews-20190404

OTGE-230-Communications-equipment-20190404

OTPR-711-Lookouts-20190404

OTPR-710-Piloting-Trains-and-Track-Vehicles-20190404

OTPR-709-Using-Railway-Track-Signals-20190404

OTPR-707-Clipping-points-20190404

OTPR-704-Using-Infrastructure-Booking-Authorities-20190404O

TPR-703-Working-Using-Controlled-Signal-Blocking-20190404

OTPR-712-Protecting-Work-from-Rail-Traffic-on-Adjacent-Lines-20190404

OTPR-713-Placing-Temporary-Speed-Signs-20190404

OTPR-719-Operating-Groundframes-20190404

OTPR-720-Protecting-Trains-20190404

OTPR-721-Spoken-and-Written-Communication-20190404

OTPR-731-Using-Train-Staffs-20190404

OTSG-604-Indicators-and-Signs-20190404

OTSG-602-Shunting-Signals-20190404

OTSG-600-Running-Signals-20190404

OTPR-746-Authorising-Rail-Traffic-to-Pass-an-Absolute-Signal-at-STOP-20190404

OTPR-745-Using-Non-Interlocked-Points-20190404

OTPR-740-Responding-to-Faulty-Points-20190404

OTSG-606-Responding-to-Signals-and-Signs-20190404

OTSG-608-Passing-Signals-at-STOP-20190404

OTSG-610-Passing-Indicators-at-STOP-20190404

OTSG-612-Overrun-of-Limit-of-Authority-20190404

OTSG-614-Blocking-Facilities-20190404

OTSG-616-Precautions-during-Signal-Testing-20190404

OTTR-400-Protecting-Trains-20190404

OTSY-Status-Sheet-11-20190404

OTSY-518-Suspending-a-System-of-Safeworking-20190404

OTSY-514-Special-Proceed-Authority-20190404

OTSY-506-Staff-and-Ticket-System-20190404

OTSG-Status-Sheet-11-20190404

OTTR-412-Defective-Running-Gear-20190404

OTTR-410-Defective-Equipment-20190404

OTTR-408-Using-Train-Whistles-20190404

OTTR-406-Using-Train-Lights-20190404

OTTR-404-Using-Brakes-20190404

OTTR-402-Inspecting-Trains-20190404

OTTR-424-Propelling-Trains-20190404

OTTR-422-Shunting-at-Intermediate-Sidings-20190404

OTTR-420-Shunting-and-Marshalling-20190404

OTTR-418-Yard-Limits-20190404

OTTR-416-Disabled-Trains-20190404

OTTR-414-Defective-Vehicles-20190404

SOP-005-Shunting-Yard-Operation

SOP-001-Section-CarOperation 17072021

OTWT-302-Local-Possession-Authority-20190404

OTWT-300-Planning-Work-in-the-Rail-Corridor-20190404

OTTR-Status-Sheet-8-Issue-1-Rev-1-1-20910404

OTTR-426-Overdue-Trains-20190404

SOP-013-Two-Way-Radios

SOP-012-Shunting-Rollingstock-using-a-Tractor

SOP-010-Level-Crossing-Operation-17072021

SOP-009-TMV-Operating-Manual-17072021

SOP-007-Hand-Signals

SOP-006-Clipping-Points-Yard-Operation

Last updated: July 23, 2021 at 8:46 am