The Australian Rail Track Corporation’s Parkes maintenance depot recently celebrated a significant safety achievement with the team achieving over 1800 consecutive days without a loss time injury (LTI) to a staff member, the company said today.
The team went 1826 days without a loss time injury – which amounts to over five years in a row without a team member picking up a workplace injury causing the loss of one day shift.
It is a record for the local team.
The 14-member Parkes team look after over 600 kilometres of track, from Cootamundra in NSW’s Riverina region, to Ivanhoe in the Central outback of NSW.
“Often working under difficult conditions and adverse weather, the ability to go more than five years without a loss time injury is no mean feat and testament to the commitment to safety by the team,” Parkes Team Manager John Bowd said.
“During this period there were major upgrades to the rail corridor from Parkes to Cootamundra and from Ivanhoe to Parkes and this is a great achievement for the Parkes team who not only did the job well, but above all, safely.”