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On 24 April 2024 the Commission recommended that KiwiRail place greater emphasis on training rail personnel in reporting unusual weather conditions (in accordance with KiwiRail’s Operating Rules, Section 1 – General Rules, rule 6(b), to ensure they retain currency.
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This recommendation is rejected. KiwiRail’s view is that the training for rail personnel that is included in the RSR training component that relates to rule 6(b), is sufficient in so far as it is a low-level control for managing adverse weather. The complexity of weather events would also preclude any meaningful training as it would otherwise require a significant number of scenarios to be credible. Our Adverse weather TARP – see response to recommendation 012/24 – was developed in consideration of this position and rail personnel knowledge in the way we will manage adverse weather events going forward.
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