Tourist & Heritage Sector – ONRSR Workshops Update

Please find below an update from ONRSR which was sent to all T&H operators last Friday. 

One of ONRSR’s national priorities and a key part of our safety improvement program is Tourist and Heritage Sector Safety Management System Capability.

Throughout the first half of this year, ONRSR held a series of national workshops focussed on risk, safety culture and governance attended by more than 200 people.  The overwhelming majority of feedback was positive with 96% of those in attendance recording that they either strongly agreed or agreed that the event was worthwhile.

A copy of the final presentation from the workshops is available for your information as well as links to existing documents and data that were referred to during the sessions:
•    Duties of Rail Safety Worker Fact Sheet
•    Guideline – small isolated line heritage operators
•    Guideline – Safety Management System
•    Fact sheet – Assessment of rail safety worker competence
•    National priority rail safety data 

In addition to the workshop, ONRSR has produced a short video on the important role Tourist and Heritage operators’ Board members have in relation to safety culture and risk within their organisations. This video, released at the August ATHRA meeting, has been developed specifically for the tourist and heritage sector and available to view on our website.

ONRSR looks forward to continuing to work closely with Australia’s Tourist and Heritage railway sector.

For any queries relating to the workshops or any of the information in this correspondence, please contact Janice McLoughlin, Manager Safety Improvement and Projects, at email or phone 0427 823 976.

Melissa Radke
Acting Executive Director – Policy, Reform & Stakeholder Engagement