Rail safety focus for Forum

The 2017 Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum will be held on Tuesday 17 October.
Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The importance of rail transport safety will be highlighted at a free forum being hosted by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Dangerous Goods and Petroleum Safety Branch next week.

Dangerous Goods Team Leader Erin James said the 2017 Dangerous Goods Rail Safety Forum, on 17 October, was an important part of the department’s dangerous goods transport 2017 safety program.

“The forum brings together dangerous goods rail consignors and consignees, emergency management professionals and regulators to discuss safety,” Miss James said.

“The forum will focus on risk management and control of dangerous goods transportation by rail and also aims to improve industry’s understanding of emergency response planning, management and capabilities within Western Australia.”

The event is part of the department’s commitment to improving safety compliance and safety culture associated with the transport of dangerous goods by rail.

This commitment was recently recognised when the department was announced as a state finalist in the Government Award category for the 2017 Resilient Australia Awards.

The awards recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience across the nation.

If you would like to attend the 2017 Rail Safety Forum you must pre-register to reserve a place. For more information see the event flyer, email RSDEvents@dmirs.wa.gov.au or phone 9358 8154.