Jeremy Clarkson said so!
I must have missed that episode?
It must be 42101 thats how things roll in the perfect scenario that this person lives in wearing there rose colored glasses.
Someone should tell that to the many trackworkers families that have unfortunately passed away by still following the rules and being hit by a train.
Can anyone though give me a ruling on when rail employee's are actually allowed in the rail corridor when they are not on duty?
Are they still allowed even if there wearing a vest?
If you are using NAR or CSB a call to Ops is a "courtesy" thing but you still have to have your Worksite Protection Plan signed off by a PO3 or higher and have the appropriate SWMS & SWIs with you.That would be incorrect as only a Network Controller (either Signaller or Area Controller) can actually apply a CSB as that is a Controlled Signal Block placed onto a Controlled Signal.
Also, you cannot just go down to the rail line unless you get explicit permission from Operations and you have a protection officer with you. Without the two, going down to the line means you either expose yourself to being injured or being punished/fined/suspended/prosecuted.
"Rolling Stock Maintainers" use NAR and do not have a PO and do not need to contact Operations.
If you are using NAR or CSB a call to Ops is a "courtesy" thing but you still have to have your Worksite Protection Plan signed off by a PO3 or higher and have the appropriate SWMS & SWIs with you.
I remember back maybe 10-12 years ago during the morning peak, our train hit someone on the line just shy of Croydon station. After driver pulled up super fast just past the station, we waited around 35-40 mins and were de-trained onto the tracks to make our way back to Croydon station. From memory, there were still trains running on the unaffected lines but I cannot trust my memory on this.
Would this still happen today?
And how many NOS's and Cityrail staff do you see in the corridor without the mandatory brain buckets on? (Double standards by the clowns up high).
Sorry to dig this up - I was just perusing through here and wanted to clarify something.
NAR requires lookouts, who, in most cases - will be the other crew member.
NAR is not used alot in the suburban area.
Back to the original thread, I do not understand the confusion.
I work in a secure (non-rail) facility. It has big, bitey machinery, and mondo safety rules. If I were to turn up there, fully safety-accredited, wearing required safety gear (disco jacket and steel-cappers), but did so just to gunzel the joint, gues what? I'd be asked to leave. Why? Because I was off-duty and had no reason to be there.
That said, some of the anti-gunzelswearingsafetyvests crowd have gone too far as well, believe it or not. There have now been two occasions where I've turned up somewhere in my legal capacity as a foaming gunzel WITHOUT a safety vest, and have found I'd needed one. Well, to be fair, I did turn up as a volunteer, but I found myself in the rail corridor, and I hadn't anticipated that. Now, I just have one folded up in the bottom of my bag.
Last night there was a bit of a dispute between an OSM and a Train Tech over who was to be the PO to implement a CSB. The TT quoted OSP3 (person on track is to be the PO) and told the OSM where to go. Sydney box didn't want to get involved in the dispute.
The train on 18 had a locked axle and big flats apparently.