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SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RESOURCES

THNSW strives to provide a safe environment for all staff, volunteers and visitors.

SAFETY ALERTS

Here you'll find our policy documents, procedures and forms to assist you with working safely and effectively. 

If you have any questions related to rail safety or operations, please contact:

John Thorogood

Safety, Environment & Quality Manager

john.thorogood@thnsw.com.au

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Safety Alerts
Document Reference
Summary
Title
SA-20240515
Safety Alert covering release of updated SMS-06-GD-1323 - Personal Protective Equipment, its selection and use.
Safety Alert - Personal Protective Equipment
SA-20240508
Safety Alert covering Violence and Aggression in the Workplace.
Safety Alert - Workplace Violence and Aggression
SA-20240416
Safety alert informing workers of Rail Safety Work, and their obligations under Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
Safety Alert - Rail safety Work
SA-20240408
Safety alert consulting the complete THNSW workforce to around loud work completed at THNSW.
Safety Alert - Noise in the Workplace
SA-20240402
Safety alert covering recruitment of new members to the Safety Committee at NSWRM.
Safety Alert - NSWRM Safety Committee
SA-20240312
Safety alert covering the use of ladders and working at height on THNSW managed site.
Safety Alert - Ladders
SA-20240220
Safety Alert on the risks (and consequences of) experiencing fatigue while undertaking high risk work.
Safety Alert - Risks and Consequences of Fatigue
SA-20240105
Safety alert covering the risks of selenium rectifiers
Safety Alert - Selenium Rectifiers
SA-20231220
Safety Alert on reminding workers to drive safely at all times
Safety Alert - Driving Home for Christmas
SA-20231208
Safety Alert on seeking worker input to the Safety and Environment Plan for 2024.
Safety Alert -Safety and Environment Plan
SA-20231129
Safety Alert on reminding workers to complete the necessary site inductions for the places they work in or visit.
Safety Alert - Online Safety Inductions
SA-20231127
Safety Alert on the importance of maintaining security at THNSW sites.
Safety Alert - Security
SA-20231116
Safety Alert on the risks associated with silica
Safety Alert - Be Silica Smart
SA-20231103
Safety Alert on the release of the Smoking Policy
Safety Alert - Smoking Policy
SA-20231101
Safety Alert on the use of Handheld Circular Saws that maps to a matching SWMS that users must follow to be an authorised operator of handheld circular saws.
Safety Alert - Handheld Circular Saws
SA-20231025
Safety alert covering National Safe Work Month
Safety Alert - National Safe Work Month
SA-20231018
Safety Alert on the use of Handheld Grinding tools that maps to a matching SWMS that users must follow to be an authorised operator of handheld grinders.
Safety Alert - Handheld Grinders
SA-20231005
Safety alert following the issuing of Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia, 2023 by SafeWork Australia
Safety Alert - Don't be a Statistic
SA-20230915
Safety Alert covering who can enter the rail corridor.
Safety Alert - Rail Corridor Access
SA-20230905
Safety alert covering the use of Fire Hose Reels
Safety Alert - Use of Fire Hose Reels
SA-20230821
Safety alert covering the importance not trailing lever fitted points on the Mini Train.
Safety Alert - Mini-Train Point operation
SA-20230802
Safety Alert covering the activation of the Fire Suppression systems on the RFN Buffet Car as well as the PHA and PHN Power Vans from ground level.
Safety Alert - RFN & PHN Fire Extinguisher Suppression Buttons
SA-20230718
Safety alert covering the importance of effective underframe inspections of rollingstock
Safety Alert - Security of Rolling Stock Mounted Components
SA-20230717
Safety alert covering the reporting and escalation of safety concerns with THNSW
Safety Alert - Reporting Safety Concerns
SA-20230712
Safety Alert covering the controls around managing lifting equipment across all THNSW sites
Safety Alert - Lifting Equipment (2023)
SA-20230607
Safety alert covering how THNSW manages the risk of lineside fires.
Safety Alert - Lineside Fires
SA-20230503
Safety alert covering changes to RSNL regarding competency.
Safety Alert - Rail Safety National Law - Competency
SA-20230424
Safety alert covering not overriding the safety device on the boiler of RFN 2187, and boller operation.
Safety Alert - RFN 2187 Boiler Tap
SA-20230419
Safety alert covering the correct use of hand signals in the rail corridor.
Safety Alert - Hand Signals Used in the Rail Corridor.
SA-20230418
Safety alert covering the application of rule NTR 432 by THNSW Train Crew.
Safety Alert - Protection & Inspection of In-Service Rail Traffic
SA-20230210
Safety alert covering the updated locations of first aid within a typical main line train.
Safety Alert - Main Line First Aid Kits
SA-20230116
Safety Alert covering the relocation of the First Aid Kit at the LES
Safety Alert - Large Erecting Shop (LES) First Aid Kit
SA-20221220
Safety Alert covering the risks and controls when installing/removing station signs at Thirlmere
Safety Alert - Thirlmere Station Signs
SA-20221025
Safety Alert covering the risks and controls of working alone.
Safety Alert - Working Alone
SA-20221017
Safety Alert covering the importance of maintaining a safe and tidy workspace, covering the major things everybody can do to improve THNSW's safety performance.
Safety Alert - Safe and Tidy Workspace
SA-20220923
Safety Alert covering the importance and method of defect reporting.
Safety Alert - Defect Reporting
SA-20220921
Safety Alert covering the importance of thinking about safety all the time, covering the major things everybody can do to improve THNSW's safety performance.
Safety Alert - Think Safety
SA-20220817
Safety Alert covering the controls around managing chemicals across all THNSW sites
Safety Alert - Chemicals
SA-20220707
Safety Alert covering the controls around managing lifting equipment across all THNSW sites
Safety Alert - Lifting Equipment (2022)
SA-20220624
Safety Alert covering the risks associated with connecting and disconnecting the Mini Train battery chargers, controllers and batteries.
Safety Alert - Mini Train Batteries
SA-20220606
Safety Alert covering the risks from forklifts
Safety Alert - Forklifts
SA-20220524
Safety Alert covering the risks from Guano (bird droppings)
Safety Alert - Risks from Guano (bird droppings)
SA-20220502
Safety alert covering how to Operate` the Oak St Level Crossing Gates
Safety Alert - Operating the Oak St Level Crossing Gates
SA-20220321
Safety Alert covering what to do if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Safety Alert - Information for people exposed to COVID-19
SA-20220111
Safety Alert covering the risk of passenger falls from platforms following ONRSR Safety Message dated 20/12/2021.
Safety Alert - Falls Between the Platform and Train
SA-20220111
Safety Alert covering the risk of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) following the issue of a solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) fact sheet
Safety Alert - Exposure to Solar Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR)
SA-20220111
Safety alert covering how to handle the Passenger Steps at Thirlmere Station
Safety Alert - Handling the passenger steps
SA-20211202
Safety Alert covering the importance and methods of good record keeping
Safety Alert - Record Keeping
SA-20211125
Notice covering the move away from single use plastic bottles.
Notice - Bottled Water
SA-20211114
Safety Alert covering the introduction of the THNSW online training portal
Safety Alert - Online Training
SA-20211109
Safety Alert covering the banning of Angle Grinder Wood Cutting Discs on all THNSW sites.
Safety Alert - Angle Grinder Wood Cutting Discs
SA-20210709
Safety Alert covering the risks of Hepatitis in the workplace, and it's controls
Safety Alert - Hepatitis in the Workplace
SA-20210708
Safety Alert covering new tag colours "in date" lifting equipment and the correct use of lifting equipment
Safety Alert - Lifting Equipment
SA-20210706
Safety Alert covering increase liklihood of structural failure of ageing assets
Safety Alert - Structural Failure of Ageing Assets
SA-20210703
Safety Alert covering the requirement for all to use QR codes at all THNSW sites.
Safety Alert - COVID QR Codes
SA-20210629
Safety Alert highlighting the risks of occupational lung diseases
Safety Alert - Occupational Lung Diseases
SA-20210618
Safety Alert covering access requirements for the Thirlmere Roundhouse.
Safety Alert - Round House Access
SA-20210510
Safety Alert covering the repositioning of the Thirlmere Emmergence Assembly Point.
Safety Alert - NSW Rail Museum Emergency Assembly Point
SA-20210505
Safety Alert covering COVID Controls
Safety Alert - COVID Update
SA-20210412
Safety Alert covering clipping of Thirlmere Frame B points for facing moves
Safety Alert - Thirlmere Frame B Points
SA-20210323
Safety Alert covering the risk of foreign objects on the floor in the workplace.
Safety Alert - Hazards and Risks of Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
SA-20210318
Safety Alert covering management of fitness, fatigue, drugs and alcohol.
Safety Alert - Fitness, Fatigue, Drugs and Alcohol
SA-20210222
Safety Alert covering protection activities associated with in-service rail traffic, following RailSafe publishing SafeTracks Alert 04-21
Safety Alert - Protecting activities associated with in-service rail traffic
SA-20210204
Safety Alert covering securing corridor boundary gates
Safety Alert - Corridor Boundary Gates
SA-20210201
Safety Alert covering updates to Thirlmere Yard, Operating Non-interlocked Points and Boundary Gates.
Safety Alert - Thirlmere Yard Updates
SA-20210119
Safety Alert covering the risks of not staying hydrated
Safety Alert - Hydration
SA-20201208
Safety Alert highlighting the risk of fatality at work
Safety Alert - Work-Place Fatalities
SA-20201130
Safety Alert covering the risks around the Christmas period
Safety Alert - Christmas
SA-20201127
Safety Alert covering the management of mentoring
Safety Alert - Guidance for Mentoring
SA-20201110
Safety Alert covering the correct wearing of HI-Vis clothing
Safety Alert - High-Visibility Clothing
SA-20201030
Safety Alert covering the management of the OTS.
Safety Alert - Ordinary Train Staff (OTS)
SA-20200813
Safety Alert covering the correct wearing of face masks during COVID-19
Safety Alert - COVID-19 - Wearing of Face Masks
SA-20200807
Safety Alert covering the new defect reporting process (portal)
Safety Alert - Defect Reporting
SA-20200727
Safety alert covering the correct manual handling techniques
Safety Alert - Manual Handling
SA-20200713
Safety Alert covering COVID-19
Safety Alert - COVID-19 Update
SA-20200512
Safety Alert covering the requirement to clip points
Safety Alert - Clipping Points
SA-20200319
Safety Alert covering COVID-19
Safety Alert - Novel Coronavirus
SA-20200319
Safety Alert covering the correct use of lifting equipment
Safety Alert - Lifting Equipment
SA-20200305
Safety Alert covering COVID-19
Safety Alert - Novel Coronavirus
SA-20200227
Safety Alert covering the impacts of hydration on crew
Safety Alert - Crew Hydration
SA-20200218
Safety Alert covering the installation of whistle boards on the THR
Safety Alert - Whistle Boards
SA-20200207a
Safety Alert covering the correct method of storing dangerous goods
Safety Alert - Bunded Dangerous Goods
SA-20200207
Safety Alert covering the effects of nicotine withdrawal
Safety Alert - Nicotine Withdrawal
SA-20200131
Safety Alert covering mining on the THR
Safety Alert - Thirlmere Heritage Line Mining Impact
SA-20200123
Safety Alert covering the operation of 3801
Safety Alert - Operation of Locomotive 3801
SA-20200115
Safety Alert covering the types and correct use of fire extinguishers
Safety Alert - Fire Extinguishers
SA-20200109
Safety Alert covering the management of site visitors
Safety Alert - Site Visitor Management

SAFE NOTICES

SAFE Notices
Document Reference
Title
Summary
SN-20231005
SAFE Notice - Lever D Installation
Safe Notice covering Lever D in Thirlmere Yard
SN-20240229
SAFE Notice - Thirlmere and Buxton Turnout Renewals
Safe Notice covering the turnout renewals at Thirlmere and Buxton
SN-20240405
SAFE Notice - Loop Line Safeworking Arrangements
SAFE Notice covering the Safeworking Arrangements for the Loop line (Buxton open to traffic)

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Safety Management System
Document Reference
Summary
Category
Title
SMS-15-FM-1250
Sign-on sheet for sites not covered by the Sine system
Form
Sign on Sheet
SMS-15-SP-1131
Document describes the organisation’s approach to managing security risks.
Procedures
Security
SMS-10-GD-1096
This guide is to be used by Managers and the Health & Safety Committee to display safety information on the Safety Noticeboard. As a minimum, the following information must be displayed on Safety Noticeboards.
Guide
Guide to Safety Noticeboards
SMS-15-FM-1251
Form to record attendance of meetings, training etc
Form
Attendance Sheet
SMS-11-FM-1177
Role assessment for Mini Train Railway Manager
Form
Role Assessment - Mini Train Manager
SMS-05-SP-1001
This document is to describe the management and control of documents within the Transport Heritage NSW Safety Management System (SMS), including Engineering Standards.
Procedures
Document Control
SMS-12-OP-1255
This Mini Train Manual specifies inspection, maintenance and operational procedures for the Mini Train at the NSW Rail Museum
Operating Procedure
Mini Train Manual
SMS-01-TP1051
Template of the ONRSR Safety Performance Report
Template
Safety Performance Report Template
SMS-01-GD-1090
Glossary of terms used in the SMS
Guide
SMS Glossary
SMS-15-FM-1560
Form to be used to help receivers of bomb threats to record important information
Form
Bomb Threat Checklist
SMS-15-GD-1638
Flip-chart guide for incident response during train operations
Guide
Incident Response Guide
SMS-15-SP-1863
Plan covering emergency planning and responses for Thirlmere
Procedures
Emergency Management Plan - Thirlmere
SMS-12-FM-1212
This form is to be completed when the ANNUAL inspection of THNSW carriages and wagons (i.e. hauled rolling stock) is being undertaken.
Form
Annual Car-Wagon Inspection - Hauled Rolling Stock
SMS-19-TP-1832
Template for internal audit reports
Template
Audit Report Template
SMS-11-TA-1346
Off job assessment for part 2 of Staff and Ticket course
Training Assessment
Staff and Ticket Working - Part 2 - Off Job Assessment
SMS-11-AG-1343
Off job assessment for part 1 of Staff and Ticket course (with assessors marking guide)
Assessment Guide
Staff and Ticket Working – Part 1 Off Job Assessment (marking guide)
SMS-15-OP-1081
The purpose of this document is to describe the procedure to determine and communicate the first aid requirements for a site. It also describes the process to determine the first aid competency requirements and the on-going review of the first aid requirements.
Procedures
First Aid Requirements
SMS-01-SP-1061
This document describes the process for establishing and maintaining a Safety Management System (SMS) to ensure that it conforms to legislative and regulatory requirements.
Procedures
Safety Management System and Legislation
SMS-11-TM-1345
Participants Workbook for part 2 of Staff and Ticket course
Training Manual
Staff and Ticket Working – Part 2 - Participants Workbook
SMS-11-TM-1344
Presenters notes for part 2 of Staff and Ticket course
Training Manual
Staff and Ticket Working – Part 2 - Presenters notes
SMS-11-TM-1341
Participants Workbook for part 1 of Staff and Ticket course
Training Manual
Staff and Ticket Working – Part 1 - Participants Workbook
SMS-11-TM-1340
Presenters notes for part 1 of Staff and Ticket course
Training Manual
Staff and Ticket Working – Part 1 - Presenters notes
SMS-12-GD-1154
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that THNSW drivers can safely and reliably operate the DTRS feature on the ICE Radio equipment fitted to THNSW locomotives. The scope of this procedure applies to THNSW drivers, using DTRS, on THNSW ICE radios fitted to THNSW locomotives. The procedure has been drafted by Base2 and supplied by TfNSW to all operators.
Guide
Guide to Digital Train Radio System (DRTS)
SMS-12-OP-1156
Procedure defines the process to manage the fire alarms, preventing false activation by the emissions from train operations.
Procedures
Thirlmere Smoke Alarm Isolation
SMS-12-OP-1071
Describes the processes by which Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) Engineering Standards are created, amended, maintained and used.
Procedures
Engineering Standard
SMS-08-FM-177
Guide THNSW workers in the setup of a safe alternative workplace environment. Workers should complete the checklist and discuss any requirements relative to their health and safety with their manager. This checklist is to be completed by the THNSW worker intending to work from home or alternative location. It should be completed by the worker and should be reviewed by their manager prior to commencing working from home or the alternative location.
Form
Work from Home - Alternate Location Checklist
SMS-06-FM-1164
Form to record toolbox meeting
Form
Toolbox Meeting
SMS-06-FM-1107
Form to complete a risk assessment
Form
Risk Assessment
SMS-06-FM-1163
Form to document a Pre-work breifing
Form
Pre-Work Briefing
SMS-12-OS-0500
Outlines all workers responsibilities regarding the inspection of wheels on all operational locomotives and hauled rolling stock.
Procedures
Wheel Inspections
SMS-10-FM-1555
Template for Site Heath and Safety Committee (agenda and minutes)
Form
Site Health & Safety Committee Meeting Agenda/Minutes
SMS-12-OS-0230
This Operator-Specific (OS) Procedure provides guidance to Safeworking Crew of THNSW trains in the best practise for train handling, reducing the risk to equipment (couplers & draw gear) and passengers that can arise from sudden jerking movements or interrupted train dynamics.
Procedures
Train Handling Procedure
SMS-06-FM-1165
Card issued by THNSW to authorise persons to enter a cab
Form
Cab Pass Card
SMS-12-OS-0107
This procedure ensures the prompt and appropriate actions and reporting regarding dealing with fires on trains and in the Rail Corridor.
Procedures
Dealing with Fires on Trains and in the Rail Corridor
SMS-06-RG-1329
Register of Confined Spaces
Register
Confined Spaces Register
SMS-06-FM-1108
Risk Assessment for and permit for confined spaces
Form
Confined Space Risk Assessment & Permit
SMS-06-OP-1037
This procedure defines the processes for identifying, controlling and managing risks associated with confined spaces.
Procedures
Confined Spaces
SMS-01-RG-1148
Defines the requirements (legislation standards etc.) that THNSW need to comply with.
Register
Legal Requirements Register
SMS-02-OP-1056
This document defines the approach THNSW uses to develop and maintain it’s safety culture.
Procedures
Safety Culture
SMS-12-OS-0224
This procedure ensures that refuelling of THNSW diesel-fuelled locomotives and power vans is carried out so as to; • Minimise the risk of injury/harm to workers undertaking refuelling operations • Minimise the risk of spillage of fuel and hence damage to the environment; and • Ensure any spills are contained and cleaned up promptly.
Procedures
Refuelling of Diesel Fuelled Locomotives
SMS-12-OS-0401
This procedure ensures the safe operation of Track Maintenance Vehicles (TMVs) on the Thirlmere Heritage Railway (THR).
Procedures
Operation of Track Maintenance Vehicles
SMS-12-FM-1237
Form used to check key safety items prior to use of a Track Vehicle
Form
Track Vehicle Pre-Check
SMS-12-OS-0221
This procedure ensures that non-operational personnel or guests do not ride in locomotive cabs unless authorized and appropriate controls to ensure their safety are in place.
Procedures
Locomotive Cab Rides
SMS-11-FM-1184
Traction Assessment used to assess competency for Class 32 Locomotives
Form
Traction Assessment - Class 32
SMS-11-FM-1123
Role assessment used to assess competency of Track Vehicle operators
Form
Role Assessment - Track Vehicle Operator
SMS-12-OS-0308
This procedure provides instruction on the placement and removal of flags on rolling stock.
Procedures
Placing and Removal of Flags on Rollingstock
SMS-07-FM-1049
Form used to assess the impact of a change on safety
Form
Safety Change Assessment Form (SCAF)
SMS-07-OP-1086
This procedure details the processes and procedures to reduce safety risk exposure So Far As is Reasonably Practicable (SFAIRP) for all changes (engineering, operational or organizational) that could impact the safe operation of THNSW
Procedures
Managing Safety Change
SMS-08-OP-1140
This procedure ensures that Rail Operations Rail Safety Workers (RSW) rostered for duty are appropriately competent and medically fit to perform their assigned role.
Procedures
Rostering & Operational Capability
SMS-08-OP-1129
This procedure explains the processes to ensure the risk of fatigue is managed for Rail Safety Workers (RSW).
Procedures
Manage Fatigue Risks
SMS-17-TP-1158
Template for Level 3 Investigation Report
Template
Level 2 Investigation Report
SMS-17-TP-1157
Template for Level 3 Investigation Report
Template
Level 3 Investigation Report
SMS-11-GD-1274
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Customer Services.
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Customer Services
SMS-11-GD-1273
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Guards.
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Guard
SMS-11-SP-1011
This procedure details the processes to manage worker competency within THNSW, with the aim of ensuring that all workers have the required competency to complete their allocated tasks safely.
Procedures
Worker Competence
SMS-12-FM-1265
Form used to record maintenance required and completed. One form per item of rolling stock
Form
Rolling Stock Record
SMS-12-OS-0207
This Procedure provides guidance to Train Crew in responding to an incapacitated Driver or Guard, and provides details of the procedures required to ensure that self-propelled rail-motors and rail-cars are operated, manned and maintained so as to provide for the eventuality of the driver becoming incapacitated.
Procedures
Responding to Incapacitated Train Crew
SMS-11-GD-1271
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Firemen.
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Fireman
SMS-11-GD-1275
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Diesel Drivers
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Diesel Driver
SMS-11-GD-1276
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Second Persons.
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Second Person
SMS-11-GD-1272
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Operational Fleet Support.
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Operational Fleet Support
SMS-11-GD-1277
Diagram showing Role Development Pathway for Steam Drivers.
Guide
THNSW Role Pathway - Steam Driver
SMS-11-GD-1270
Diagram showing Rail Operations Role Pathways.
Guide
THNSW Rail Operations Role Pathways
SMS-12-GD-1154
Guide for for the correct use of the Digital Train Radio System (DTRS)
Guide
Guide to Digital Train Radio System
SMS-18-SP-1078
This document is to describes the process for managing Safety Actions arising from: 1) The identification of actual or potential failed or absent risk controls 2) Non-conformances from internal audit 3) Non-conformances from external audit
Procedures
Safety Action Management
SMS-12-OS-0217
This Procedure ensures that sufficient handbrakes are applied to secure a train against movement if: • The Driver needs to leave the train for more than five minutes • Insufficient main reservoir pressure is available to operate the braking system e.g. the compressor may have stopped due to engine shut down, loss of steam pressure etc.
Procedures
Securing a Train on the Network
SMS-12-OS-0204
This Procedure ensures that train crew operating Transport Heritage NSW trains respond correctly to on-train alarms. There are two types of alarms: 1. Passenger Alarms 2. Fire Alarms
Procedures
Responding to On-train Alarms
SMS-12-FM-1500
Form used to record the issuing of radios
Form
THNSW Radio Issue Form
SMS-12-OS-0210
This Procedure provides the method of safe, clear and concise communications between Rail Safety Workers using two-way radios.
Procedures
Using Train or Handheld Radios
SMS-05-TP-0511
Report Template for reports for THNSW where a specific template is not specified.
Template
Report Template
SMS-06-TP-0026
Template for Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)
Template
Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template
SMS-08-OP-1126
The document describes the process for implementing the THNSW Drug and Alcohol Management Program (DAMP) to rail safety and non-rail safety workers to: • Manage risk of drugs and alcohol in the workplace • Maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace
Procedures
Implement Drug & Alcohol Management Program (DAMP)
SMS-12-FM-1214
This form is to be completed when the Inspection and testing of the AIR BRAKE system for single/individual carriages and wagons (aka SCAT) is being undertaken.
Form
Air Test & Inspection
SMS-12-FM-1209
This form is to be completed when the PRE-TRIP Inspection of 1803 'Thomas' is being undertaken
Form
Pre-trip Inspection - 1803 Thomas
SMS-12-FM-1203
This form is to be completed when the Inspection and testing of steam locomotive AIR COMPRESSORS is being undertaken
Form
Air Compressor Test
SMS-12-FM-1217
This form is to be completed when the ANNUAL Inspection of Railcars and Rail Motors is being undertaken.
Form
Annual Inspection - RM
SMS-12-FM-1218
This form is to be completed when the FIVE YEARLY Inspection of Railcars and Rail Motors is being undertaken.
Form
Five Year Inspection - RM
SMS-12-FM-1216
This form is to be completed when the PRE-TRIP Inspection of Railcars and Rail Motors is being undertaken
Form
Pre-trip Inspection - RM
SMS-10-TP-1041
Template for procedures in THNSW SMS
Template
Procedure Template
SMS-06-FM-1390
Details the minimum requirements that third (3rd) party sector groups need to achieve when completing work at a THNSW managed site
Form
3rd Party Sector Requirements for THNSW Site Access
SMS-06-GD-0601
Matrix for assessing risk
Guide
Safety Risk Matrix
SMS-10-TP-1042
Notice Template
Template
Notice Template
SMS-15-SP-1252
This Plan covers the actions, and responsibilities in delivering those actions, during foreseeable emergency events (safety & environment) during rail operations.
Procedures
Operations Safety Management Plan
SMS-16-FM-1621
Daily Check list for Mini Train at NSWRM
Form
Mini Train Checklist
SMS-12-OS-0208
This procedure provides details of the specific procedures required to ensure the safety of passengers travelling on trains operated by Transport Heritage NSW.
Procedures
Passenger Safety
SMS-12-PR-1254
This procedure explains the process applied to ensure the risks associated with the erecting, use and dismantling of marquees are managed SFAIRP. Marquees provide shelter to workers (and customers) from the effects of weather (wind and rain) and solar ultraviolet radiation, while also providing some business continuity protection from the effects of the same.
Procedures
Manage Marquees
SMS-06-OP-1043
This procedure describes the requirements for documenting, communicating, implementing and reviewing safe work practices.
Procedures
Manage Risks Using Safe Work Practices
SMS-13-SP-1380
This document details to processes to ensure contractors/suppliers of good and/or service: • Meet safety requirements • Complete the work safely (where work is completed on a THNSW site) • Meet quality requirements
Procedures
Contractor Management
SMS-04-SP-1064
This document is to describes the Transport Heritage NSW system for managing safety during all phases of the asset lifecycle. The asset lifecycle phases are; acquisition, operation, maintenance/improvement and disposal.
Procedures
Asset Lifecycle Managment
SMS-09-OP-1023
The purpose of this document is to describe the management and control of safety records generated by Transport Heritage NSW.
Procedures
Manage Safety Records
SMS-09-SP-1021
SMS-09-SP-1021 has been superseded by SMS-09-OP-1023
Procedures
Records Management
SMS-12-OS-0312
This document details of the procedures required to ensure that all environmental risks are managed while operating trains.
Procedures
Operations Environment Management
SMS-06-FM-1382
Form to be used to control the risks associated with hot work
Form
Hot Work Permit
SMS-06-OP-1039
This procedure describes the process for identifying, controlling and managing risks associated with hot works.
Procedures
Managing Risk with Hot Works
SWMS-20220607
Safe Work Method Statement for Forklift operators at THNSW (generic)
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Forklifts at THNSW
SMS-17-FM-1862
Form used to report incidents or injuries, when it is not possible to use the online portal
Form
Incident-Injury Report Form
SMS-06-FM-1106
Form
Hazard Report Form
SMS-06-FM-1105
Indemnity form used for Cab Rides for non-THNSW workers.
Form
Indemnity Form
SMS-12-PR-0962
The Signalling Technical Maintenance Plan (TMP) provides a comprehensive list of all scheduled maintenance specified for the signalling application
Procedures
Signal Maintenance Service Schedules
SMS-12-PR-1001
This Infrastructure Manual is a Base Line Operating and Track Infrastructure Standard for the the THNSW Rail Network
Procedures
Infrastructure Manual
THN GM 001
This manual explains the context of and introduces the Tourist and Heritage Network (THN) Engineering Standards, including associated documents such as engineering manuals and engineering specifications.
Manual
Engineering Standards System Manual
SMS-12-PR-0961
Procedures
Signals Technical Maintenance Plan Data
SMS-12-SP-0972
This procedure sets out the requirements for the requisition, assessment and authorisation of engineering standards waivers to THNSW engineering standards. It applies to all engineering disciplines. It also establishes similar requirements for TOC waivers for the variation of train operating conditions.
Procedures
Engineering Standard
SMS-06-OP-1031
Procedure covering the management of hazardous materials (including asbestos) lead paint and silica) and chemicals.
Procedures
Manage Risks With Hazardous Materials
THN SD 016
Standard within the Engineering Manual describing signal design principles for controls and indicators
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Controls and Indications
THN CM 401
These guidelines present an assessment methodology to rank the risk to the safety of rail operations and infrastructure arising from geotechnical problems.
Manual
Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Hazard Management Guidelines
THN SD 000
Introduction to Signalling Standards used on a Tourist and Heritage Network (THN)
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Introduction
SMS-12-OS-0235
This procedure ensures the timely and proper reporting of Engineering Defects (faults) related to rollingstock, rail infrastructure and facilities operated by Transport Heritage NSW.
Procedures
Reporting Engineering Defects
THN SD 022
This Principle addresses the requirements for labelling distances on signalling plans and specifically in train order areas.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Measurement
SMS-17-FM-1518
Form used to record a post incident D&A test completed by an authorised THNSW D&A tester.
Form
Post Event Drug & Alcohol Testing Report
SMS-17-SP-1077
Process to manage the reporting and investigation of incidents.
Procedures
Incident Reporting & Investigation
SMS-12-FM-1266
Form used to record the preparation and disposal; of a Steam Locomotive
Form
Firemans Loco Prep & Disposal Checklist
SMS-11-FM-1019
Form to record local safety induction where a Site Specific Induction on Sine isn't present
Form
Local Safety Induction Form
SMS-06-FM-1045
Form used to check if required controls are in place to mitigate the risks associated with working alone
Form
Working Alone Checklist
SMS-08-FM-1955
Form used to record training by authorised person of operators of the Golf Buggy at Thirlmere
Form
Golf Buggy Record of Training
SMS-06-SP-0610
This procedure and checklist outlines the procedures to be undertaken to ensure the safe operation of the THNSW Golf Buggy
System Procedure
Safe operating procedure – golf buggy
SMS-01-PO-1152
Fatigue Management Policy for THNSW
Policy
Fatigue Management Policy
SMS-01-PO-1153(pdf)
Drug and Alcohol Policy, defining the commitment to apply the drug and alcohol program (DAMP)
Policy
Drug and Alcohol Policy
SMS-01-PO-0111
Safety Policy for THNSW
Policy
Safety Policy
SMS-01-PO-1154
Environment Policy for THNSW
Policy
Environment Policy
IMS-23-FM-2306
Form used to inform Herbicide Applicator of what herbicide to use, where and how it is to be applied, and safety and environments controls to be in place.
Form
Herbicide Applicators Instruction
IMS-23-TP-2309
Sign used to notify community of the application of pesticides
Template
Public Area Pesticide Use Sign
IMS-23-FM-2307
Form used to record application of herbicide
Form
Record of Daily Herbicide Application
IMS-23-RG-2305
Register of approved pesticides/herbicides, and required competency.
Register
Herbicide Register
IMS-23-SP-2302
This procedure details the management of the application of herbicides on THNSW operated sites, in order to protect the environment from pesticide misuse; and to protect staff, contractors and the public from pesticide misuse.
Procedures
Herbicide Application
SMS-11-FM-1103
Competence assessment for Level Crossing Attendant
Form
Role Assessment – Level Crossing Attendant
IMS-23-FM-2310
Form used to record assessment of an exempt development as per IMS-23-SP-2304 - Environment Impact Assessment
Form
EXEMPT DEVELOPMENT RECORD (EDR)
SMS-16-FM-1710
Form used to document an inspection of a workplace (site or area)
Form
Workplace Inspection Checklist
SMS-06-FM-0620
Form used to records hazardous materials inspection.
Form
Periodic HAZMAT Inspection
SMS-11-FM-1186
Competency assessment for class 30 Locomotive
Form
Traction Assessment - 30 Class
SWMS-20230228
SWMS covering the operation of 8.5t Hitachi ZX85 Excavator and associated equipment
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Operate 8.5t Hitachi ZX85 Excavator - TH01 and associated equipmen
SMS-12-OS-0404
Work Instructions when operating Quadricycle/Trikes on the THR including stabilig.
Operating Procedure
Quadricycle or Trike Work Operating Instruction
SMS-03-TP-1315
Template document used to document the responsibilities for managing safety on a site where multiple organisations share responsibility. e.g. custodian sites
Template
Site Responsibility Agreement
SMS-08-PD-1920
Role Description and Risk Assessment for the role of On-Board Services (Passenger Attendant) (Mainline and Thirlmere Heritage Railway)
Position Description
Safety Role Description - On-Board Services
SWMS-202230329
Safe Work Method Statement for table circular saw operators at THNSW (generic)
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Table Circular Saw
SWMS-20230815
Safe Work Method Statement Inspection of Locomotive with Asbestos Marked as Urgent or Attention in accordance with SMS-06-OP-1031 – Manage Risks with Hazardous Materials
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Inspection of Locomotive with Asbestos Marked as Urgent or Attention
SMS-12-OP-1087
This document sets out engineering standards for: • Operation of the heritage rolling stock in the custody or ownership of the Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW), • Operation of heritage rolling stock hired from other heritage rail operators, and • Inspection and maintenance of that equipment.
Procedures
Rolling Stock Inspection and Maintenance
HNGE 204
This procedure prescribes the rules for spoken and written communication in the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Network Communications
HNGE 200
This procedure prescribes the rules for walking safely in the Danger Zone
Procedures
Walking in the Danger Zone
HNGE 206
This procedure prescribes the rules for reporting and responding to unsafe conditions affecting or potentially affecting the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Reporting and Responding to a Condition Affecting the Network (CAN)
HNGE 202
This procedure prescribes the rules for the use of hand signals
Procedures
Hand signals
HNGE 208
This procedure prescribes the rules for responding to a Major Incident in the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Responding to Major Incident
SMS-01-PO-0112
Smoking Policy covering all THNSW Sites
Policy
Smoking Policy
SMS-08-OP-1150
Form used to collect required information for potential new Rail Safety Workers to THNSW.
Form
Rail Safety Worker Application
SMS-12-FM-1226
Form used to record the examination of drainage & earthworks as per the Infrastructure Manual
Form
Examination of Drainage & Earthworks
SMS-12-FM-1272
Form used to record the examination of miscellaneous structures & water columns as per the Infrastructure Manual
Form
Examination of Miscellaneous Structures & Water Columns
SMS-12-FM-1270
Form used to record the examination of platform structures as per the Infrastructure Manual
Form
Examination of Platform Structure
SMS-12-FM-1271
Form used to record the examination of overbridges as per the Infrastructure Manual
Form
Examination of Overbridges
SMS-12-FM-1225
Form used to record a walking inspection as per the Infrastructure Manual
Form
Detailed Walking Inspection
SWMS-20231017
SWMS identifying risks and controls for using grinders
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Using handheld angle grinders
SWMS-20231006
SWMS covering the use of hand held circular saws
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Using Hand Held Circular Saws
HNGE 212
This procedure prescribes the rules about access to Transport Heritage NSW Network information
Procedures
Network Information Publications
HNGE 216
This procedure prescribes the rules for using level crossings in the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Level Crossings
THN SD 035
The original draft of this signal design principle was authored by Warwick Allison (FIRSE) in February 2023 to record the design requirements of a mechanical interlocking in the modern signal design principle format. It aims to give a wholistic appreciation of the technology and implementation: where more detail is provided in other signal design principles cross references are provided.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Mechanical Signalling
THN SD 004
This principle addresses the concept of an overlap to provide a margin of safety between following trains and provides definition for of the terms associated with overlaps.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Overlaps
THN SD 007
This Principle addresses the requirements for the provision of block circuit controls on single line sections.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Single Line Sections
THN SD 014
This Principle addresses the concepts and definitions relating to certain types of points referred to throughout these Principles and about the descriptions and definitions currently accepted.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Points
THN SD 003
This Principle addresses the concepts and definitions of braking distance and its effect on the requirements and design of a signalling system.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Braking Distance
THN SD 002
This Principle addresses the concept of headway and provides further definitions and concepts for the various factors affecting headway.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Headway
THN SD 006
This Principle addresses the type of and provision of commonly used Notice Signs at strategic locations for safeworking and advisory purposes.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Signs
THN SD 001
This Principle addresses the form of signals, the descriptions and definitions currently accepted and in use throughout these Signal Design Principles.
Manual
Signalling Design Principles - Signals
THN GM 004
This manual ensures that THN Engineering publications are of a consistently high standard and a similar format.
Manual
Writing Requirements and Guidelines For Engineering Standards
THN SD 032
This glossary is a collection of common railway signalling terms and their meanings according to historical usage by signalling engineers in the NSW railways.
Manual
Glossary of Signalling Terms
THN SC 006
This Specification sets out THN’s requirements for the preparation, content and presentation of design and design related documentation and drawings for new and altered signalling Works.
Manual
Signalling Documentation and Drawings
THN SQ 001
To define the procedure to issue new Signalling Functional Specification.
Manual
Signal Engineering Management
THN SM 010
This manual describes the installation, adjustment and maintenance of switch rollers on 53kg and 60kg conventional and 60kg tangential turnouts.
Manual
Switch Rollers
SMS-12-PR-0960
The Signalling Technical Maintenance Plan (TMP) provides a comprehensive list of all scheduled maintenance specified for the signalling application. Additionally, the plan provides a brief description of the configuration of the application.
Procedures
Signals Technical Maintenance Plan Standard
THN SM 004
This manual has been prepared for maintainers and installers of mechanical signalling equipment and describes the operation, maintenance and installation of 2 and 3-lever ground frames, the channel rodding drives from the ground frame to the points and of the non-trailable mechanical points equipment.
Manual
Mechanical Points and Ground Frames
HNGE 232
This procedure prescribes the responsibilities of Train Crews and track vehicle crews in the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Responsibilities of Train Crews & Track Vehicle Crews
HNGE 230
This procedure prescribes the rules for use of communications equipment in the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Communications Equipment
SWMS-20231106
SWMS for the arrival of rolling stock by road to Chullora Tank Annex (CHH)
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Chullora -Arrival of rolling stock by road
SWMS-20231108
SWMS for the placement of rolling stock in the Chullora Tank Annex (CHH) using the raised track panel.
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Chullora - Rolling stock placed in tank annex using the raised track panel
SWMS-20231107
SWMS for the placement of rolling stock in the Chullora Tank Annex (CHH) using the raised track ramp panel.
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Chullora - Rolling stock placed in tank annex using the ramp
SMS-12-FM-1204
Form used to record the Drivers Brake Inspection (GX)
Form
Drivers Brake Inspection Certificate General (GX)
SMS-11-FM-1187
Form used to complete a traction assessment for a 48 Class locomotive as per SMS-11-SP-1011
Form
Traction Assessment - Class 48
SA-20231003
SWMS covering the operation of the Truck Placer SHX18 at Chullora Heritage Hub/Tank Annex
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Operate Truck Placer SHX18
SMS-10-TP-1040
Template used for the creation of SAFE Notices
Template
SAFE Notice Template
SMS-10-TP-1041
Template used for the creation of Safety Alerts
Template
Safety Alert Template
SMS-10-TP-1046
Template for procedures in THNSW SMS
Template
Procedure Template
SMS-10-SP-1070
Procedure defining the mechanisms for dissemination of safety information and worker consultation, including WHS Committees.
Procedures
Communication and Consultation
SMS-15-SP-1864
Plan covering emergency planning and responses for Chullora Tank Annex
Procedures
Emergency Management Plan - Chullora Tank Annex
SWMS-20231211
Safe Work Method Statement for Ride-on Floor Sweeper operators at Chullora Heritage Hub Tank Annex
Safe Work Method Statement
SWMS - Operate Floor Sweeper
SMS-12-FM-1227
This form is to be completed when any Track and Corridor infrastructure is to be booked in or booked out of use.
Form
Infrastructure Booking Authority Form
HNWT 310
This procedure prescribes the rules for working in the Danger Zone without a work on track authority using Lookouts as the only safety measure
Procedures
Lookout Working
HNWT 312
This procedure prescribes the rules for recording and notifying changes to the Transport Heritage NSW Network due to the installation or removal of infrastructure
Procedures
Infrastructure Booking Authority
HNGE 238
This procedure prescribes the responsibilities of Network Controllers in the Transport Heritage NSW Network
Procedures
Responsibilities of Network Controllers
HNTR 400
This procedure prescribes the rules for protecting trains in the Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) Network
Procedures
Protecting Trains
HNTR 404
This procedure prescribes the rules using train brakes safely in the Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) Network.
Procedures
Using Brakes
SMS-08-TP-1950
Template used to assess and define safety requirements for roles within THNSW
Template
Safety Role Description Template.docx
SMS-08-PD-1943
Role Description and Risk Assessment for the role of First Aider
Position Description
Safety Role Description - First Aider
SMS-16-FM-1623
This procedure and checklist outlines the procedures to be undertaken to ensure the safe operation of the THNSW Ride-on Floor Sweeper
Form
Inspection Checklist - Ride-on Floor Sweeper
HNTR 406
This procedure prescribes the rules for using train lights for identification and warning in the Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) Network.
Procedures
Using Train Lights
HNTR 410
This procedure prescribes the rules for responding to train equipment failure during travel in the Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) Network.
Procedures
Defective Equipment
HNTR 408
This procedure prescribes the rules for using train whistles in the Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) Network.
Procedures
Using Train Whistles
SMS-12-TM-1260
This Training Manual is for the purposes of training Drivers and Guards undertaking the safe operation of the CPH Rail Motors.
Training Manual
Operators Manual - CPH
THN SP 000
This manual outlines the requirements to be followed when maintaining, interfering with and attending to failures of the operational signalling infrastructure and systems.
Manual
Manual J Cover Page and Index
THN SP 004
This document details the processes for managing failures on a THN network.
Manual
Failures
THN SP 034
This document details the custody, storage and dispatch of signalling keys and Staffs
Manual
Custody Storage Use and Dispatch of Staffs and Keys
THN SP 018
This document defines the processes for the depot overhaul of signalling operating equipment.
Manual
Depot Overhaul of Vital Signalling Equipment
THN SP 017
This document defines the responsibilities for signaling workers with regard to maintenance frequencies and recording of work completed.
Manual
Maintenance Responsibilities, Frequencies, Recording
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