Rail 006/13

Status: Closed
Recommendation Date: 
22 March 2013
Recipient Name: 
NZTA
Date Closed: 
29 March 2017
Text:
At the time of this incident KiwiRail’s safety system could not ensure that infrastructure staff were competent to perform their roles, and could not ensure that the appropriate safety observations and revalidations of current staff competency had been undertaken.
The Commission recommends that the Chief Executive of the NZ Transport Agency take the necessary steps to ensure that KiwiRail's safety system maintains accurate and up-to-date training and revalidation records of all staff competencies. The action taken should also check that KiwiRail's safety system ensures that all staff are qualified and competent for their roles.
Reply Text:
This recommendation is accepted. Discussion on it will be initiated on the publication of the final report. These discussions will include, where appropriate, a projected timeframe for implementation. This will be advised to TAIC in due course.
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