001/17

Status
Open
Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
NZTA
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The Commission recommends that the Chief Executive of the NZ Transport Agency ensure that in their safety cases the access provider of, and operators using, the National Rail System consider fire in rail vehicles as a risk to the safety of their operations, and must demonstrate that they have mitigated that risk as far as reasonably practicable
Reply Text
The Transport Agency confirms that it will implement this recommendation. As it may involve significant work for some operators, the Transport Agency will need to carry out detailed planning to be able to provide the Commission with a definitive timeline. Likely actions include:
- The Transport Agency notifying affected operators
- Safety case variations being requested and approved (if required)
- Conducting a safety assessment of system changes associated with the recommendation, to test that the safety risk is being managed so far as reasonably practicable.
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