Arc Infrastructure is proud to have once again taken part in Rail Safety Week, an annual community awareness week held in Australia and New Zealand, designed to engage the community in safe rail practices.
Rail Safety Week saw rail operators, police, governments and community organisations unite by organising various activities such as media events, safety demonstrations, hosting webinars and virtual events, along with engaging with schools and community groups to raise awareness on the importance of rail safety.
To celebrate Rail Safety Week, Arc Infrastructure invited primary schools to enter the draw and win a free excursion (valued at $698.50) with our community partner, the Constable Care Safety School
As the manager of the State’s freight rail network, Arc Infrastructure is committed to ensuring the safety of the communities that surround our network.
Last year, Arc celebrated Rail Safety Week by inviting primary schools to express their interest in taking their students to the Constable Care Safety School in Maylands for children to explore real-life transport risks and practice road, rail, pedestrian, bike and public transport safety skills in a safe, realistic urban environment.
This year, Arc offered 15 free excursions. Congratulations to our 2023 winners:
- Anzac Terrace Primary School
- Baldivis Gardens Primary School
- Bibra Lake Primary School
- Blue Gum Montessori School
- Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School
- Leeming Primary School
- Merredin College
- Midvale Primary School
- Perth Waldorf School
- Phoenix Primary School
- Southwell Primary School
- West Northam Primary School
- Wickepin Primary School
- Woodlupine Primary School
- York District High School
The Constable Care Foundation also generously offered all schools who entered $100 off their next excursion booking to the Safety School.
Arc Infrastructure CEO Murray Cook expressed his thanks to the many schools that entered the Rail Safety Week 2023 giveaway.
“We appreciate everyone helping Arc Infrastructure and the Constable Care Foundation raise awareness on the importance of rail safety, and thank all the schools who entered.
“We’re proud to have made our 2023 Rail Safety Week giveaway even bigger and better than last year, and offer more opportunities for schools to win, with a focus on including regional communities,” Mr Cook said.
Fatalities, incidents and near misses on the network can cause severe and lasting trauma to the rail employees involved, and the majority of these incidents can be avoided.
We remind the community to be alert and safe around rail:
- Expect the unexpected. Watch out for trains.
- Trains operate 24/7, 365 days a year.
- Trains can’t swerve or stop quickly.
- Always obey level crossing signs and signals.
- Always check for trains in both directions.
Visit the TrackSAFE Foundation
website to learn more.
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