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Rail safety newsletters

Published: | Category: Rail safety news , Newsletters , Corporate publications | Audience: Rail participants

News update from the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Rail Safety team for the rail industry and safety assessors.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: December 2009
  • Contact: railsafety@nzta.govt.nz
  • Also known as: 'Safer Rail update'

2021

  1. March 2021(external link)
  2. June 2021(external link) (latest issue)

2017

  1. February 2017 [PDF, 298 KB]
  2. April 2017 [PDF, 256 KB]
  3. July 2017 [PDF, 198 KB]
  4. September 2017 [PDF, 205 KB]
  5. December 2017 [PDF, 389 KB]

2016

  1. July 2016 [PDF, 1.7 MB]
  2. December 2016 [PDF, 618 KB]

2015

  1. March 2015 [PDF, 1.9 MB]
  2. August 2015 [PDF, 523 KB]

2014

  1.  April 2014 [PDF, 1.8 MB]

2013

  1. September 2013 [PDF, 912 KB]
  2. October 2013 (Special issue) [PDF, 3.5 MB]

2012

  1. February 2012 [PDF, 643 KB]
  2. April 2012 [PDF, 322 KB]
  3. June 2012 [PDF, 461 KB]
  4. August 2012 [PDF, 156 KB]
  5. October 2012 [PDF, 222 KB]

2011

  1. Autumn 2011 [PDF, 588 KB]
  2. Spring 2011 [PDF, 543 KB]
  3. Summer 2011 [PDF, 734 KB]

2010

  1. April 2010 [PDF, 456 KB]
  2. August 2010 [PDF, 509 KB]
  3. Summer 2010 [PDF, 433 KB]

2009

  1. December 2009 [PDF, 592 KB]

Topic index

Topic

Newsletter issue

Allen + Clarke survey

June 2021(external link)

Bridge strikes

Summer 2011 [PDF, 734 KB]

Confined spaces

October 2012 [PDF, 222 KB]

Drug and alcohol policy and procedure

August 2012 [PDF, 156 KB]

Fire extinguisher maintenance

April 2014 [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Framework for review and prioritisation of rail safety risks in New Zealand research published

December 2017 [PDF, 389 KB]

FRONZ safety award

June 2012 [PDF, 461 KB]

June 2021(external link)

Governance

June 2021(external link)

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 introduction

July 2016 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Human factor SPAD research

March 2015 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

August 2015 [PDF, 523 KB]

Incidents and accident reporting

April 2010 [PDF, 456 KB]

Autumn 2011 [PDF, 588 KB]

April 2012 [PDF, 322 KB]

December 2016 [PDF, 618 KB]

April 2017 [PDF, 256 KB]

December 2017 [PDF, 389 KB]

Industrial forum

March 2021(external link)

Internal audit

August 2010 [PDF, 509 KB]

September 2013 [PDF, 912 KB]

Minimum driving age for rail vehicles

April 2010 [PDF, 456 KB]

Payment of fees and charges

March 2021(external link)

R3F Rail Regulatory Risk Framework

March 2021(external link)

Rail participants/personnel/operators explained

October 2012 [PDF, 222 KB]

Remedial actions

June 2021(external link)

Reporting level crossing incidents

April 2010 [PDF, 456 KB]

Risk management

Autumn 2011 [PDF, 588 KB]

July 2016 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Safety alert

Category 1 rail tunnels
March 2015 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Checking brake systems
February 2012  [PDF, 643 KB]

Collision incident
October 2012 [PDF, 222 KB]

Driving Creek Railway safety lesson
July 2016 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Dry pipe failures on steam locomotives
October 2013 [PDF, 3.5 MB]

Fumes/exhaust danger
August 2012 [PDF, 156 KB]

Identify your safe zone
August 2015 [PDF, 523 KB]

Shunting safely
March 2015 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Split pins
April 2012 [PDF, 322 KB]

TAIC report on Beach Road level crossing collision
October 2012 [PDF, 222 KB]

Transition heads/automatic couplers
June 2012 [PDF, 461 KB]

Windows and passengers for tourism and heritage licence holders
March 2015 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Safety case variation

April 2010 [PDF, 456 KB]

April 2012 [PDF, 322 KB]

Safety Performance Report

Spring 2011 [PDF, 543 KB]

Summer 2011 [PDF, 734 KB]

April 2012 [PDF, 322 KB]

June 2012 [PDF, 461 KB]

October 2012 [PDF, 222 KB]

April 2014 [PDF, 1.8 MB]

August 2015 [PDF, 523 KB]

September 2017 [PDF, 205 KB]

June 2021(external link)

Safe riding positions

April 2014 [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Siding inspection priorities

August 2010 [PDF, 509 KB]

Unlicensed rail activities

Spring 2011 [PDF, 543 KB]

Welding qualification standards

August 2010 [PDF, 509 KB]