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