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Network Rules



OTGE 200 Walking in the Danger Zone 20190404

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

OTGE 230 Communications equipment 20190404

OTGE 232 Responsibilities of Train Crews and track vehicle crews 20190404

OTGE 236 Responsibilities of Train Controllers 20190404

OTGE Status Sheet 11 Issue 1 Rev 0 20190404


Work on track

OTWT 300 Planning Work in the Rail Corridor 20190404

OTWT 302 Local Possession Authority 20190404


Train Working

OTTR 400 Protecting Trains 20190404

OTTR 402 Inspecting Trains 20190404

OTTR 404 Using Brakes 20190404

OTTR 406 Using Train Lights 20190404

OTTR 408 Using Train Whistles 20190404

OTTR 410 Defective Equipment 20190404

OTTR 412 Defective Running Gear 20190404

OTTR 414 Defective Vehicles 20190404

OTTR 416 Disabled Trains 20190404

OTTR 418 Yard Limits 20190404

OTTR 420 Shunting and Marshalling 20190404

OTTR 422 Shunting at Intermediate Sidings 20190404

OTTR 424 Propelling Trains 20190404

OTTR 426 Overdue Trains 20190404

OTTR Status Sheet 8 Issue 1 Rev 1-1 20190404


Systems of Safeworking

OTSY Status Sheet 11 20190404

OTSY 506 Staff and Ticket System 20190404

OTSY 514 Special Proceed Authority 20190404

OTSY 518 Suspending a System of Safeworking 20190404


Signals and Signs

OTSG 600 Running Signals 20190404

OTSG 602 Shunting Signals 20190404

OTSG 604 Indicators and Signs 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

OTSG Status Sheet 11 20190404


Network Procedures

OTPR 700 Using a Local Possession Authority 20190404

OTPR 701 Using a Track Occupancy Authority 20190404

OTPR 703 Working Using Controlled Signal Blocking 20190404

OTPR 704 Using Infrastructure Booking Authorities 20190404

OTPR 707 Clipping points 20190404

OTPR 709 Using Railway Track Signals 20190404

OTPR 710 Piloting Trains and Track Vehicles 20190404

OTPR 711 Lookouts 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

OTPR 740 Responding to Faulty Points 20190404

OTPR 745 Using Non-Interlocked Points 20190404

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


Network Forms


Train Operating Conditions Manual







HP-024         Reviewed 01/03/2017

OTHR has a documented set of operational systems, safety standards and procedures which are used and kept up to date.
OTHR is currently accredited to :
  • operate rolling stock used in connection with, or for the purposes of construction and/or maintenance of railway infrastructure (track maintenance vehicles TMVs), and
  • manage the rail infrastructure on the Oberon-Tarana line for the purposes of conducting maintenance services and for the storage of rolling stock,
The operation systems and procedures focus only the above requirements.
The SMS documents provide systems and procedures for safe rail traffic management of TMVs, including
  • Maintaining records (time or distance) of what track and infrastructure, rolling stock and operational systems are in use ( SOP-001, F-044, F-045 )
  • Maintenance standard and schedule of maintenance
  • Safe train separation ( F-044 )
  • Route integrity
  • Train control, signalling and communications
  • Ensure that any modifications to equipment are certified and are subject to a risk assessment. (See Change Management)
  • Shunting single carriages using a tractor in the station precinct


OTHR Associated Documents:

Risk Assessment Shunting with Loco 26th  June 2019

Risk Assessment Shunting with Tractor 26th June 2019

SOP-010 Level Crossing Operations 080217

SOP-001-Section-Car Operation230118

SOP-009 TMV Operating Manual 230118

SOP-005 Shunting – Yard operations 13 February 2019

SOP-006 Clipping points 26 June 2018

SOP-007 Hand Signals 26 June 2018

SOP-012-Shunting-Rolling-Stock-using-a-Tractor 13 February 2019

SOP-013 Two Way Radios 13 February 2019

F-047 Tractor Pre-start Checklist 20190702

F-054 Servicing and Inspections International Tractor 84 Series 20190702

F-048 73CL Pre-start, Pre-work 13 February 2019



TB-016 Working Near Moving Machinery 150516

F-049 Schedule of Monthly Diesel Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance 13  February 2019

F-050 Schedule of 6 Monthly Diesel Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance 13 February 2019

F-051 Schedule of 12 Monthly Diesel Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance 13 February 2019

F-052 Shunting with a Locomotive Safe Work Method Statement 11 March 2019

F-053 Shunting with a Tractor Safe Work Method Statement 11 March 2019

Last updated: June 17, 2021 at 12:28 pm

EL-022        Reviewed 18/02/2021

RM-002-01 Safety Interface Coordination

(National Regulations – schedule 1 cl 22)

Safety Interface Coordination is the process by which the activities of two (or more) organisations at a location are managed to ensure the safety of railway operations.

An Interface Agreement is a document that describes all the arrangements that are in place where this occurs. Examples are:

  • Where a rolling stock operator operates on another’s infrastructure (and vice versa);
  • Level crossings;
  • Road Crossings (public with Councils) or (private with landowners).
  • Where interfaces exist, both (or all) parties come together to jointly assess the risks of the interaction of their operations. An Interface Agreement is the document which:
  • Describes the interaction between the two or more organisations;
  • The risks arising from that interaction;
  • The ways in which those risks are managed;
  • The responsibilities of each party (in other words which party is responsible for implementing each risk control);
  • Provides the contact details of each party so each can report items requiring attention to each other;

Details the way in which the risks and the way in which they are controlled are periodically reviewed.



OTHR Associated Documents:

RM-002-00 Safety Interface Coordination 01072021

RM-002-01 Safety Interface Agreement Procedure 01072021

RM-002-02 Safety Interface Coordination Register 01072021

RM-002-03 Safety Interface Agreement Template 01072021

IM-001 Incident Emergency Contact List150816

SOP-010 Level Crossing Operations 080217


Last updated: July 23, 2021 at 9:14 am

HP-004       Reviewed 08/12/2016

Toolbox Meetings are a means of making volunteers aware of the aspects of the tasks, that they are about to undertake, that they may not have experienced before. The Toolbox Meeting publications listed below are for specific tasks and the volunteers after being briefed on the contents are expected to sign off that they understand the contents.

These documents are provided after the Pre-work briefing for those who are unfamiliar with the tasks or to reinforce safety aspects.