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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 Update 2020

Arc Infrastructure is currently developing changes to the Network Rules and Procedures to make them simpler and safer for people working on the State's rail freight network. The changes being proposed are to also ensure the Rules are ready for when Arc Infrastructure introduces the new Enhanced Network Control Program next year.

 

What is changing?

Stakeholders and those working across the network today should receive a letter summarising these changes, however this summary is available here.

When are the changes coming into effect?

Once the Rules have been signed off and approved, the new Rules will go live early next year. We will be in touch with further information in coming weeks around training requirements and a 'go-live' date.

How do I provide feedback?

We have made some changes to the Rules to make them easier to understand, more practical to follow and to prepare for the introduction of Arc Infrastructure's new Enhanced Network Control Program (ENCP). Overall, we are aiming to make the Arc Network a safer place to work and think the proposed changes to the Rules will achieve this.

As an important stakeholder in our network, we would greatly appreciate your input on these proposed changes. The links to the updated Rules in draft form are below for your reference. To ensure we are able to document and consider your input, please direct feedback or requests for further information to ENCP@arcinfra.com

What's next?

We'll be in touch in early October with training requirements and how to book this training. Feel free to keep checking back here and on the Arc Infrastructure Training page. Or email ENCP@arcinfra.com if you have any other questions.

Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures (draft) - download per series

Below are links to the updated Network Safeworking Rules and Procedures. Please note, these versions are in draft and are for feedback and consideration only. These are not to be used in operations at this stage.

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 Rules and Procedures

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.

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: c.services@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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