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Year: 2021

KEEPING OURSELVES IN CHECK WITH ISO

KEEPING OURSELVES IN CHECK WITH ISO

Rail transport forms the pillar of our economy as one of the most cost-effective ways of travelling. Millions of South Africans rely on us to ensure that they not only travel safely, but that they make it to their homes alive. It, therefore, goes without saying that the safety of commuters should always stay top […]

All clued up on various safety permits

All clued up on various safety permits

We have reached the end of our three-part edition and we hope that we have shed some light on the ins and outs of safety permits. To conclude the series, we delve into the different types of safety permits that are offered. OTHER TYPES OF SAFETY PERMITS Temporary Safety Permit (TSP) – means a safety […]

Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Deputy Minister of Transport and RSR Board to attend rolling stock inspection at PRASA maintenance depot in Pretoria Members of the media are hereby invited to join the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi and the Board of Directors of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) at a Rolling Stock Inspection at the Passenger Rail […]

Safety Permit Insight

Safety Permit Insight

In the last article, we took you through what a safety permit is, how classes are assigned and who should apply for a safety permit. In this insert, we look at how operators are assisted and frequently used railway terms. New operators are assisted as below: Identified rail operators are educated on the need to […]

Safety Permit Insight

Safety Permit Insight

Have you ever wondered what is required for a train to be allowed to operate on a regular basis? The Safety Permit Insight guide is a three-part edition aimed at shedding light on the importance of acquiring a permit before the commencement of any railway operation. The guide also provides information on the different types […]

Inculcating a culture of safety

Inculcating a culture of safety

During the month of April, the Railway Safety Regulator will be visiting Mpumalanga to conduct a series of level crossing campaigns. According to the 2019/20 State of Safety Report, level crossing occurrences in Mpumalanga increased by a staggering 7 per cent. The province was the fifth highest, trailing Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal with the North […]

All systems go for a productive 2021/22

All systems go for a productive 2021/22

Having just completed a full year where the biggest concern for nearly the entire world has been the COVID-19 pandemic, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) continuous to reflect on what should be done to ensure that the Regulator remain sustainable while offering value to the diverse stakeholders it serves. With this in mind, the Regulator […]

Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Newly released RSR research recommend solutions for safer railways The RSR has adopted a risk-based approach towards the regulation of safety within the railway environment.  The aim is to guide the industry towards excellence in railway safety management by creating an enabling atmosphere for the reduction of operational risks to as low as reasonably practical.  […]

Auditing the virtual way

Auditing the virtual way

In a world governed by systems, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is no different in that we ensure that operators reach the optimal level of compliance with the National Railway Safety Regulator Act No. 16 of 2002 (as amended) and other relevant national legislation and standards. In 2020, the world was hit by the COVID-19 […]

NEW WORKS & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS

NEW WORKS & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS

The RSR is mandated to oversee the safety of railway transport, promote safe railway operations, to ensure continuous safety improvements and to promote the use rail as a mode of transport.  In accordance with this mandate, safety permits are issued to operators based on a Safety Management System (SMS) and SMS Report that meets the […]