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RAIL SAFETY REGULATIONS 2010 (S.R. 2010, NO. 110) - REG 11

Interface agreements

(1)  In this regulation –
interface agreement means an agreement, in relation to risks in respect of railway operations, that provides for –
(a) implementing and maintaining control measures that are to be used to manage those risks and providing for the evaluation, testing, and, if necessary, revision of those control measures; and
(b) the roles and responsibilities of each party to the agreement in relation to each control measure; and
(c) the procedures by which each party will monitor and determine whether the other party complies with the party's obligations under the agreement; and
(d) the exchange of information between the parties in relation to their obligations under the agreement; and
(e) the triggers for, and the frequency of, reviews of the agreement, and if necessary, the revision of the agreement.
(2)  A rail transport operator must take the following steps to develop and implement an interface agreement for the purposes of section 47 of the Act:
(a) identify the railway operations to which the agreement is to apply;
(b) assess, in conjunction with the other operator, any risks to safety identified under section 47(1)(a) of the Act that may be caused by those operations;
(c) establish a process to seek an interface agreement with the other operator;
(d) undertake and pursue the process until there is a written interface agreement between the rail transport operator and the other operator.
(3)  The process described in subregulation (2) must be repeated by the rail transport operator in respect of every other rail transport operator referred to in section 47(1)(a) of the Act.
(4)  A rail transport operator who has entered into an interface agreement in accordance with subregulation (2) must do everything that the operator has agreed to do under the agreement in relation to implementing, maintaining or monitoring any control measure.



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