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Unscrambling the complex

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

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 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

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

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

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 Systems explained

Safety Management Systems explained

The National Railway Safety Regulator Act No. 16 of 2002 as amended (the Act) defines a Safety Management System (SMS) as a formal framework for integrating safety into day-to-day railway operations. The framework includes safety goals and performance targets, risk assessment, responsibilities and authorities, rules

UNPACKING OCCURRENCE REPORTING

The reporting requirements of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), which form part of the Annual State of Safety Report, are contained in the South African National Standards SANS 3000-1:2009 edition 2. The Standard defines and classifies occurrences into categories to be used by the operators