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Whilst Arc Infrastructure manages the rail network, associated infrastructure and the rail corridor, there are a number of companies who may be required to work on the railway.

To work on Arc Infrastructure’s network, you must hold a valid Track Access Permit (TAP). Anyone who will be within three metres of the railway line must hold a valid Arc Infrastructure Track Access Permit.

The Arc Infrastructure TAP provides evidence you have completed the appropriate level of training required for the activities you are undertaking in your role, as well as passing the appropriate level of the National Medical Assessment.

Below is some further information on obtaining a TAP. If you have a query, please email training@arcinfra.com.

How do I qualify for a TAP?

To qualify for a TAP you must complete training to the required qualification level, and a Health Assessment to the required category level.

Where can I go to undertake training for a TAP?

Arc Infrastructure has an in-house Training Centre providing appropriate levels of training required for a TAP.

Arc Infrastructure Training Centre
Elgee Road Midland 6056
Phone: (08) 9212 2916
Email: training@arcinfra.com

What do each of the Health Assessment categories mean?

Category 1 - High Level Safety Critical Worker

This is for a worker performing critical tasks on the rail system, whose action, inaction or collapse due to ill health may lead directly to a serious incident affecting the public or rail network.

Category 3 - Around the track Personnel operating in an uncontrolled environment

Those required to operate on or near the track, but without engineering or administrative controls to protect them from moving rolling stock, and whose actions, inactions or collapse due to ill health may endanger their safety or that of work colleagues.

Where can I get a Health Assessment and what do I need?

Please click here for a list of our Authorised Health Professionals, where you can undertake your medical.

You will need to complete the appropriate form below for the category of medical you will be undertaking.

Category 1 Health Assessment Form

Category 3 Health Assessment Form

Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures - effective from 3 February 2020

As communicated late last year, the Network Rules and Procedures have been updated to make them simpler and safer for people working on the State's rail freight network. The changes also ensure Arc Infrastructure is prepared for the introdction of the new Enhanced Network Control Program in mid-2020.

 

What has changed?

The summary of changes, previously communicated to stakeholders and those working across the network, can be accessed here.

When do the new Rules come into effect?

Arc will commence operation under the new Rules as of Monday, 3 February 2020 at 06:00 hours.

Training

Training on the new Rules was delivered from October to December last year. To ensure the safety of all on the Arc network, if you are an existing TAP holder who did not attend the Rules update training, you will be automatically reassigned to a Supervised Worker (SW) TAP on 3 February.

If you missed the training on updated Rules and would like to reinstate or upgrade your TAP you will need to attend the new training course. All new training courses will be available from 3 February.

Training courses can be booked via our safeworking training page.

Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures (effective 3 February) - download per series

Below are links to the updated Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures.

Please note, these versions are available for preparation only. Arc will commence operation under these Rules as of Monday, 3 February 2020 at 06:00 hours.

1000 series - Underpinning Rules

2000 series - General Rules

3000 series - Work on Track Authorities and Methods

4000 series - Rail Traffic Operation Rules

5000 series - Safeworking Systems Rules

6000 series - Interlocking and Infrastructure Rules

9000 series - Procedures to Support Rules

Network Safeworking Rules Glossary

Network Safeworking Forms

How do I access a printed copy of the new Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures?

The new Rules will be available for printing from 13 January 2020.

A printed version of the rulebook can also be purchased from Snap Printing Services.

Snap Belmont
2/101 Belmont Ave
BELMONT WA 6104
Phone: (08) 9479 1500
Email: belmont@snap.com.au

Safeworking Forms are also available for hard copy purchase which can be arranged by contacting:

Expo Group
Unit 4, 1 McDowell St
WELSHPOOL
Phone: (08) 9489 9831
Email: cservice@expogroup.net.au or Mark.cunningham@expogroup.net.au

Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures - effective until 3 February 2020

The Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures are detailed during Track Access Permit training. TAP training includes detailed information on the Rules, where to find them and how to use them.

The Rules are reviewed every six months. This version of the Rules will be effective only until Monday, 3 February 2020 at 06:00 hours, at which time the new set of Rules (above), will come into effect.

Safety remains at the highest priority for Arc Infrastructure and we carry forward the high standard established under Brookfield Rail.
 

How do the changes impact you?

Signal-Blocking-at-PTA-BR-Interfaces-(1)When updated rules come into effect, previous versions of this rule become obsolete. You are required to understand any updates sufficiently and be able to follow them once they come into effect.

For further information you can contact the rule book team by emailing rules@arcinfra.com.

Where can I access the Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures?

The Rules can be downloaded by using the links listed below.

Alternatively, you can either purchase the specific rules that have been updated or the entire book by contacting:

Snap Belmont
2/101 Belmont Ave,
BELMONT WA 6104
Phone: (08) 9479 1500
Email: belmont@snap.com.au

Safeworking Forms are also available for hard copy purchase. Arrange this by contacting:

Expo Group
Unit 4, 1 McDowell St, Welshpool
Phone: +61 8 9489 9831
Email: cservice@expogroup.net.au or Mark.cunningham@expogroup.net.au

Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures Update April 2017

To download the April 2017 rules update package, click here.

To download the April 2017 rules update package highlighting specific changes, click here.

Arc Infrastructure has issued a Safety Directive providing more clarity in the application of Rule 1004 in relation to the suspension and cancellation of Track Access Permits. This safety directive can be downloaded here.

Application of Rule 4009

Rule 1004 Change - Cancellation and Suspension of a TAP

Network Rules and Procedures- download per series

Network Rules and Procedures- download per series

 

Underpinning Rules

General Rules

Work on Track Authorities

Rail Traffic Operation Rules

Safeworking Systems Rules

Interlocking & Infrastructure Rules

Procedures to Support Rules

Cover and index

Download the Cover and Index.

Glossary

Download the glossary.

How do I access a printed book of the Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures?

You can arrange a printed book of the Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures by contacting:

Snap Belmont
2/101 Belmont Ave,
BELMONT WA 6104
Phone: (08) 9479 1500
Email: belmont@snap.com.au

Safeworking Forms are also available for hard copy purchase. Arrange this by contacting:

Expo Group
Unit 4, 1 McDowell St
Welshpool
Phone: +61 8 9489 9831
Email: c.services@expogroup.net.au

Safety Directives

Arc Infrastructure issues Safety Directives as part of our rail safety management plan.
 

Signal Blocking at PTA BR Interfaces

Application of Rule 4009

Rule 1004 Change- Cancellation and Suspension of a TAP

Use of Rule 2001 and 3013 in Avon Valley Prohibited

Working on track when in proximity to adjacent lines

High Rail Vehicle Movements

Narrow Gauge Light Engine Movements

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