Process Control

HP-032         Reviewed 08/12/2016

 Track and Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring:

The OTHR line runs between Oberon and Tarana, some 24.5km, however only the line between Oberon and Hazelgrove (4.5km) is currently being restored with the view to being used for rolling stock operations as part of the first stage of the OTHR project. Accordingly all references to track maintenance and inspections refer only to this section at this stage.

Track managed by OTHR is inspected by the Track Manager or an appropriately qualified person recognized by the committee as being fit to review track for this organisation.

Inspections are carried out as follows:

Daily Inspection –   The  first TMV of each running day will be a track inspection.  A note indicating the inspection was carried out (specifically noting any matters requiring attention) is made for that day’s operation.

Annual Inspection – The Track Manager will walk the length of the track at least once per year, to confirm the track meets the standards set out in section A.  A record of this inspection  will be maintained confirming that it has been carried out and noting items requiring attention.  This will form the basis for the maintenance work plan for the following 12 months.  The inspection record the date each items has been rectified.

The Track Manager will communicate any items falling outside the infrastructure standards to the Rolling Stock Manager and inform him of operating restrictions or imposing a ban on the operation of trains until the fault is rectified.

Unscheduled maintenance may also be carried out to address items unexpectedly arising.

All restoration and maintenance work carried out on the OTHR rail infrastructure is inspected and certified as fit for purpose.

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.


OTHR Associated Documents

F-031 Daily Plant Checklist Vehicles 100509


F-040 Turnout certification Checklist 15072015


Rolling Stock/TMV Inspection Resources: