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The Commission recommended that KiwiRail ensure that safe working procedures are in place to manage site-specific risks associated with staff undertaking shunting activities.
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This recommendation is accepted by KiwiRail and it is being implemented. We will confirm a timeline for these actions to be completed with your staff at our regular relationship meetings.
In addition to our response of 22 February 2023, a KiwiRail Industrial Council (KIC) Safer Shunting working group has been set up which meets regularly. The purpose of this group is to ensure that KiwiRail:

• Improves the shunting safety outcomes within KiwiRail using people v plant principles
• Works collaboratively with our union partners using High Performance High Engagement (HPHE) principles
• To develop a future state shunting strategy that is aligned to current and new assets and the RNIP funding model
• Understand the risks associated with shunting and manage these risks, so far is reasonably practicable
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