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RAIL SAFETY REGULATIONS 2010 (S.R. 2010, NO. 110) - REG 16

Review of safety management systems

(1)  A rail transport operator must comply with this regulation in conducting a review of the operator's safety management system.
(2)  In conducting the consultation required by section 41(2) of the Act before carrying out the review, the operator must ensure that the persons consulted are asked for their opinion on whether, and if so, how, the safety management system could be improved.
(3)  In conducting the review, the operator must ensure –
(a) that the effectiveness of the safety management system is assessed, including by examining the operator's records in relation to notifiable occurrences and breaches of the system; and
(b) that the effectiveness of any revisions that were made to the system as a result of the last review are assessed; and
(c) that any recommendations or issues arising out of any audits or safety investigations that have occurred since the last review are taken into account; and
(d) that any issues arising from any prohibition notices or improvement notices that have been issued since the last review are taken into account; and
(e) that any deficiencies in the system are identified; and
(f) that methods of remedying any deficiencies are designed and assessed; and
(g) that any opinions provided under subregulation (2) are assessed; and
(h) that any other suggestions for improving the system that arise during the course of the review are assessed; and
(i) if any deficiencies or practicable improvements are identified, that a plan is created to remedy those deficiencies or to effect those improvements, as the case may be.
(4)  The outcome of the review must be summarised and reported in the safety performance report required by section 46 of the Act.


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