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.