The following initiatives are being progressed by MTM.

  • The elimination of look-out only protection in busy and complex inner city red-zone areas (where work is performed in the danger zone).
  • Development of a ‘Lookout Prohibited Red Zone Locations Register’ that details all the sections of the MTM network that are designated Red Zones where lookout is prohibited.
  • Achievement of a risk-based compliance rate of 85% to established safeworking processes.
  • Achievement of a 10% reduction in personnel exposure to live running trains year on year.
  • Implementation of the Rail Safety Compliance Inspection (RSCI) process that improved infield monitoring and inspections of worksites under protection.
  • Implementation of alternate protection options such as ASB and signalling disarranged.
  • Development of a 5-step process to be applied for all track protection planning (Plan, Prepare, Implement, Remove, Complete).
  • Development of Track Protection Manuals into a simplified format for all track protection methods and principles.
  • Implementation of digital rail safety hazard worksite assessments.
  • Implementation of a Work on Track Application to conduct hazard assessments and prepare protection plans, with the recent inclusion of identification of rail traffic entry points into the Application.
  • Implementation of a Work on Track Application to conduct hazard assessments and prepare protection plans, with the recent inclusion of identification of rail traffic entry points into the Application.
  • Inclusion of rail traffic entry points into the Work on Track Application.
  • Development of Emergency Access Procedures for all difficult access areas to pre-plan protection when on-track vehicles are required to assist in the event of an emergency situation.
  • A focus on TFPC/PO accountability – Introduction of specific training for TFPC/POs when working in red zone areas.
  • Development of training videos for all track protection methodologies.
  • Human factors review of safeworking processes.
  • Development of a Rail Safety SharePoint site for internal and external personnel to access key documents and links.
  • Shared learnings to the greater rail industry.
  • A rebranding of MTM’s safety values from Metro Safe to Zero Harm.
Last updated: Jul 11, 2022, 9:45:45 AM