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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