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On 27 October 2021 the Commission recommended that Waka Kotahi review its current auditing of agencies delegated to approve traffic management plans, to ensure that applicants developing traffic management plans identify any rail crossings within the vicinity of proposed work and that the rail access providers have been consulted to ensure that any additional safety requirements in relation to the road/rail interface are met
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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Senior Manager – Safer Rail replied in part:
I can confirm that Waka Kotahi is currently in the process of replacing the current Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM), which is the document that guides temporary traffic management practice across Aotearoa’s road controlling authorities and their supply chains. CoPTTM will be replaced by the NZ Guide to TTM (NZGTTM) which will take a different approach to how temporary traffic management is governed, planned for and operationalised. This includes leading culture change to ensure relevant persons conducting or undertaking a business (PCBU) understand their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and consultation requirements with other affected PCBU. Concurrently, WorkSafe NZ is developing the Good Practice Guide to Road Worker Safety. These two documents will be closely aligned. There is currently a large amount of work underway to develop NZGTTM, which includes consultation with KiwiRail, amongst others, in order to understand their needs. The timeframe for implementing the new model includes having a draft for consultation by January 2022, and a target release in the second quarter of 2022. There will be on-going adoption and culture change programmes beyond this.
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