Management of Change

HP-018        Reviewed 08/12/2016

OTHR has a change management procedure to ensure that proposed changes to and within the rail operation are appropriately documented and any potential rail safety risks are clearly identified, described and reduced to a level that is reasonably practicable.

Details are provided in POL-006 Change Management Proceedures

Changes that affect safety to OTHR’s operations may arise from a number of sources, including:

  • modifications to infrastructure and/or rolling stock
  • changes to procedures, processes and systems
  • changes to organisational structure and position roles and responsibilities, including job design
  • the general operating environment and interfaces

Proposed changes that may affect safety at OTHR are carried out in accordance with OTHR’s change management procedure. Key requirements are consultation, communication, risk assessment and reduction and review.

Where required by legislation, an application for variation to accreditation is prepared and lodged with the Rail Regulator.  The change management procedure is authorised by the President, while the Management Committee regularly reviews progress in implementing changes.

Summary of the OTHR Change Management Process:


Source: National Rail Safety Guideline – Preparation of a Rail Safety Management System; prepared by Rail Safety Regulators’ Panel in conjunction with the National Transport Commission

OTHR Associated Documents:

POL-006 Change Management Policy 26th June 2019

RM-009 Risk Register 090516

Last updated: June 26, 2019 at 11:49 am