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Rail safety licensing and safety assessment guidelines

Published: | Category: Rail safety , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Rail participants

These guidelines relate to the safety management of railways and tramways in New Zealand and set out the requirements of the government with respect to the public’s ever-increasing awareness of transport safety issues and high expectation of the right to remain safe.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: July 2017

Contents

1.   Introduction

2.   Legislation

3.   Principles

  • 3.1   Functions and duties of NZ Transport Agency
  • 3.2   Safety case and safety system
  • 3.3   Safety assessments
  • 3.4   Safety improvement plans
  • 3.5   Rail participants' legal responsibilities

4.   Requirements for licences

  • 4.1   General
  • 4.2   Application for a licence
  • 4.3   Appointment of safety assessors
  • 4.4   Risk management
  • 4.5   Licence application and fee
  • 4.6   Safety case requirements
  • 4.7   Response to safety assessments and other safety reports
  • 4.8   Accidents and incidents
    • 4.8.1   Reporting
    • 4.8.2   Investigation
  • 4.9   Annual licence fees

5.   Sanctions for non-compliance

Appendix 1 – Safety system

Appendix 2 – Accidents and incidents

Appendix 3 – Safety assessment

Appendix 4 – Legislation affecting railway operations

Appendix 5 – Licence application forms

Appendix 6 – Fees & charges

Appendix 7 – NZ Transport Agency policy concerning the introduction of rail vehicles

Appendix 8 – Glossary

 

Updated: November 2018

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