Safety alerts are issued as needed to inform accredited rail transport operators and the broader rail industry of current and emerging safety issues.
Review of risks associated with long end leading locomotive operations
Safety Alert Notice to rail transport operators - Isolation of level crossings on adjacent lines
Safety Alert Notice to rail transport operators - Use of rail vehicle lifting jacks
ONRSR alerts all operators on the actions that should be taken by rail transport operators utilising ECP braking systems.
ONRSR alerts all operators to the identification of Chrysotile (white asbestos) in the top coupler / yoke pin wear liner of the draft pocket on a locomotive.
Notice to rail transport operators, 24 August 2016.
This Safety Alert states the ONRSR has been advised by Asciano of the idenfitication of an asbestos gasket in a valve on a Pacific National coal wagon.
This safety alert states that due to the design of the wheel transfer area of some mixed and dual gauge turnouts, rolling stock with wheelsets of 127mm rim width are at higher risk of derailment than wheelsets of 140mm rim width.
This Safety Alert states a major passenger operator recently suffered an axle failure on one of its electric multiple unit fleet.
This Safety Alert states a PQMY container flat wagon suffered a significant fatigue failure at a sectional change in the under-frame (ie. main longitudinal beams).
This Safety Alert states that rail transport operators should examine all risks associated with using Road Rail Vehicles (RRV) to tow/push rolling stock.
This Safety Alert states that the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator was recently notified of an incident in which rolling stock travelled over a derailer without derailing.