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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

  1. Temporary Safety Permit (TSP) – means a safety permit issued only to currently active railway operators for operations not covered by an existing safety permit as an interim arrangement, pending the application and issuing of the relevant safety permit issued in terms of this Act and Regulations.
  2. A TSP is valid for six months.
  • Construction Train Safety Permit( CTSP) – means a safety permit issued to operators who are not in possession of a safety permit, but who are accountable and responsible for the operation of construction trains and the construction of new railway infrastructure.
  • The validity of a CTSP is project-based.
  • Testing and Commissioning Safety Permit (TCSP) – means a safety permit issued to an operator not in possession of a safety permit, but who is accountable and responsible for the operation of trains to test and commission new or upgraded rolling stock and new or upgraded railway infrastructure elements, including the impact thereof on existing rolling stock and infrastructure elements.
  • The validity of a TCSP is project-based.

By Louisa Moloisane

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