Utilities within railway reserve Safety management system SAF/STD/0061/CIV Official information
Effective 1 July 2010
Current version 1.0
First released 01/07/2010
Last updated 01/07/2010
Review before 01/07/2011
Document authoriser Asset Standards and Strategy General Manager Copyright ? Queensland Rail Ltd. 2010
Date Version number Section(s) Summary of the amendment
(Prior to amended amendment)
01/07/2010 - New Issue Previously this document was version 1.1 for QR
Network. It has now been adopted by Queensland
Rail as version 1.0.
Job roles identified within this document may have changed,
please refer to current business structure for guidance.
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1. Purpose _______________________________________________________________________ 4 2. Scope ________________________________________________________________________ 4 3. Requirements __________________________________________________________________ 4 3.1. Applications _________________________________________________________________ 4 3.2. Processing __________________________________________________________________ 4 3.3. Response ___________________________________________________________________ 4 3.4. Agreement __________________________________________________________________ 4 3.5. Conditions governing the performance of work by the applicant __________________________ 5 3.5.1. Notification of commencement ________________________________________________ 5 3.5.2. Train operations and other constraints __________________________________________ 5 3.5.3. Access to the site __________________________________________________________ 5 3.5.4. Construction / maintenance / removal ___________________________________________ 5 3.5.5. Supervision _______________________________________________________________ 5 3.5.6. Notification of completion of work ______________________________________________ 5 3.5.7. Validation of Queensland Rail infrastructure ______________________________________ 6 3.5.8. Removal of train operation constraints __________________________________________ 6 3.5.9. As constructed documentation ________________________________________________ 6 3.6. Conditions governing performance of work by Queensland Rail __________________________ 6 3.7. Records ____________________________________________________________________ 6 4. Appendices ____________________________________________________________________ 7 4.1. Aspects to be considered when setting conditions ____________________________________ 7
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This standard sets the requirements for uniformity in the application of Codes and Practices for Utilities within any railway reserve for which Queensland Rail is the accredited railway manager. 2. Scope
This standard applies to all life cycle activities including installation, inspection, use, maintenance, decommissioning and/or removal of a utility.
This standard also applies to Queensland Rail’s activities in proximity to existing utilities.
All applications for consideration for a utility to be installed, maintained or removed must be referred to the Strategic Asset Services General Manager.
The application must be in sufficient detail to identify the location and spatial relationship to Queensland Rail’s infrastructure and operating envelope, for technical assessment.
For major developments where sufficient details are not known, preliminary information may be required to enable Queensland Rail to approve the development in principle prior to the detailed application being made.
Sufficient time must be allowed for the processing of the application.
The Strategic Asset Services General Manager on receipt of the application will seek legal, technical, operational, safety and local information from representative stakeholders.
Current and future usage by Queensland Rail and others must be considered. The guide in Appendix 4.1 will assist in addressing the aspects to be considered.
A response must be given to the applicant in a timely manner when all stakeholder inputs have been received.
All approved applications, together with terms and conditions required by the representative stakeholders, must be agreed to in writing between Queensland Rail and the applicant. This is required to minimise Queensland Rail’s risk if in the future, damage occurs due to non
compliance with any terms and conditions, or if Queensland Rail carries out modifications to its infrastructure, operating envelope and/or mode of operation.
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All such agreements are to be signed under Power of Attorney either by the Strategic Asset Services General Manager or Legal Services.
3.5. Conditions governing the performance of work by the applicant
Where necessary, the agreement must include the following:
3.5.1. Notification of commencement
The applicant must be required to notify those Queensland Rail representatives nominated in the agreement of the intent to commence work and seeking a preliminary meeting with Queensland Rail. 3.5.2. Train operations and other constraints
The preliminary meeting with Queensland Rail must include:
; discussions about the methods of work;
; the likely impact on train operations and Queensland Rail infrastructure;
; a programme of any trackside safety and where applicable electrification safety requirements; and ; the setting of a date for the commencement of work noting that no work must commence on site
until possession has been granted by Queensland Rail.
3.5.3. Access to the site
Access to the site, excluding the operating envelope, may be granted after the establishment of: ; the Queensland Rail nominated representative for that site.
; protection measures for track and train operations.
; track, electrification and site safety measures for the applicant’s workforce and equipment.
; site safety supervision responsibility and that person/s contact arrangements. ; any specific site conditions applicable.
3.5.4. Construction / maintenance / removal
Work may commence once Queensland Rail has granted access to the Site.
All work must be:
; undertaken to ensure minimal disruption to normal train operations;
; carried out in accordance with the agreement in clause 3.4.
Adequate site supervision of the applicant’s work, together with contact arrangements, must be
ascertained by the relevant Queensland Rail representatives for all stages of the work. 3.5.6. Notification of completion of work
The applicant must be required to notify the Queensland Rail’s representative described in clause 3.5.3,
that the work is complete and request Queensland Rail to inspect the site and accept the site as satisfactory.
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3.5.7. Validation of Queensland Rail infrastructure
The Queensland Rail representative must validate the integrity of infrastructure at the work site and that it is satisfactory for normal train operation.
The Queensland Rail representative must also advise the applicant and the relevant stakeholders of the acceptability of the applicant’s work at the site.
3.5.8. Removal of train operation constraints
Having validated the site in clause 4.5.7, and removed any site protection, the Queensland Rail representative must advise train control or any other authorized person, that train operation constraints have been removed.
3.5.9. As constructed documentation
The applicant must be required to submit As Constructed documentation within the time limit specified in the Agreement and prior to the release of the applicant’s obligations under the Agreement.
3.6. Conditions governing performance of work by Queensland Rail
When work is undertaken by Queensland Rail in proximity to existing utilities or services, Queensland Rail must notify the relevant utility owner of intent to carry out work and seek details of the spatial location.
To minimise the risk of damage to the utility and Queensland Rail’s liability, Queensland Rail must
notify the owner of the utility what work is to be undertaken and when. This is to allow the owner of the utility to have its representative in attendance during the course of work if it so wishes or for the owner to advise of its requirements for protection of its utility.
The performance of Queensland Rail’s work needs to follow the intent of Clause 4.5 in the following
; utility inspection and validation of the utility or service on completion of the work ; Queensland Rail’s inspection and validation of Queensland Rail’s infrastructure and the processes
for the resumption of normal train operation
; the production of As Constructed documentation and forwarding of same to the relevant
Upon the satisfactory completion of the installation, the relevant stakeholder must advise the Strategic Asset Services General Manager who in turn will advise the relevant technical divisions. The Strategic Asset Services General Manager will maintain records of the applications and subsequent agreements. The relevant technical divisions will maintain records of location and type of utility, including As Constructed documentation to assist current and future infrastructure maintenance, planning and operation.
These records must be made available to all stakeholders.
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Information stated in this section provides further details on the requirements of the standard.
4.1. Aspects to be Considered when Setting Conditions
; speed restrictions
; track possessions
; track and trackside safety
Hazards / risk / control:
; physical hazards to public, Queensland Rail workers, utility workers and any other parties
; interrupted rail services
; constrained railway development
; environmental contamination
; property damage from drainage, other utilities and services
; damage to other utilities and other services Control
; financial compensation for:
o inspections / maintenance
o loss of operation
; emergency procedures
Responsibilities / ownership:
; technical aspect
; land ownership (corridor, yards, etc.) Standards:
; physical - design requirements
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; type of service
; construction/physical details Lifecycle:
; planning / approvals
; construction / commissioning ; inspection / audit
; maintenance / operation ; removal
; environmental considerations for any of above
; SMS, property management. ; statutory requirements:
o electrical / gas
o workplace health and safety
o transport infrastructure
o Austel and other authorities ; physical standards.
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