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TrackSAFE Australia

TrackSAFE NZ works closely and collaboratively with Tracksafe in Australia.

TrackSAFE is a registered Harm Prevention Charity, established by the Australian Rail Industry in March 2012.

It aims to reduce near collisions, injuries and deaths on the rail network resulting from suicide and reckless behavior, in doing so creating a better workplace for rail employees.

The organisation brings together rail operators, community service providers, the police, road user groups, and other key stakeholders to reduce incidents and the trauma to rail employees.

TrackSAFE addresses suicide and trespass on the rail network and works to improve education and awareness around railway level crossing safety.

Providing best practice in trauma counselling and management to rail employees across Australasian rail operators is another key focus of TrackSAFE.

A memorandum of understanding recognises TrackSAFE NZ and TrackSAFE Australia's common interests and commitment to promoting safety and reducing incidents on the rail networks in both countries.

Following comprehensive research and engagement across the rail industry, a series of actions have been initiated.

These include:

  • Rail suicide prevention projects; 
  • The development of a Rail Industry Trauma Management Framework for rail organisations
  • A nationwide schools’ rail safety education program; and
  • Rail Safety Week in partnership with the Australasian Railway Association

More information about TrackSAFE in Australia is available here.


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Safety Leadership Award Announced

Friday, February 17, 2017

Rail industry safety expert Robert (Bob) Lupton was today announced as the inaugural winner of the TrackSAFE NZ Safety Leadership Award. 

The award was established late last year to recognise significant leadership in railway safety in New Zealand.

Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ Peter Reidy says Mr Lupton received the award for his outstanding contribution to safety over his 32 year career in New Zealand and overseas.

“Mr Lupton’s continued contribution has appreciably influenced rail safety in New Zealand across a number of organisations,” Mr Reidy says.  “He has an outstanding reputation for providing sound advice and growing and supporting those around him and is fully deserving of this special award.”

Mr Lupton has worked in a number of roles in the rail industry throughout his career, most recently as the Rail Systems Safety and Assurance Manager for the City Rail Link project.   

In that role he provided leadership, mentoring and guidance to the City Rail Link safety assurance and construction safety teams.

Among Mr Lupton’s many achievements are leading the development of the Britomart Safety Management System and responsibility for safety management during the transition to Auckland’s electrified network.  This included crashworthiness risk assessments for the new Auckland electric rolling stock.

Mr Lupton is an executive member of the New Zealand National Rail System Standards Executive committee, and continues to provide expert rail safety advice to the City Rail Link one of New Zealand's largest transport projects.

The award was presented today to Mr Lupton at Auckland Transport offices, in front of industry representatives.  Read more

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