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Track Safety Awareness and/or General Induction Training Request Application

  • Prior to being issued a TasRail SitePass photo ID card, as a prerequisite to entering TasRail property, you must complete a TasRail Online General Induction.   If your intended access or activities adjacent to TasRail land include being in close proximity to or in the rail corridor you are also required to undertake Track Safety Awareness (TSA) railway specific safety training.   TasRail may at its discretion, elect to waive TSA costs in certain circumstances. Applications can take up to 2 working days to process.
  • Track Safety Awareness (TSA) is railway specific safety awareness training provided to ensure the safety of people and of the network but does not give a right to access the rail corridor.  Where access is required, you will need a permit issued by property@tasrail.com.au.   For emergency access to the Network, please contact Train Control on 6335 2500.  UNAUTHORISED ACCESS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  The Track Safety Awareness induction process provides the following:
      •   Provides an understanding of the dangers associated with being around the track:
      •   Assists you to identify specific risks;
      •   Explains rules for accessing and moving around the track including communications and signage; and
      •   Identifies strategies to employ for harm minimisation. 
  •  TSA is an awareness of how to safely move adjacent to or in the rail corridor or a yard but does not grant a right of access, permission or notice, which must be given every time you intend to be near a rail track. Additional safeguards must be in place if you are doing anything more than just moving near the rail track including any activity that prevents you from being on constant lookout for a safe walking path and the movement of rail traffic. This also applies to work adjacent to the track or corridor that has the potential to impact the safe passage of rail traffic or maintenance staff.
  • If you have visual, hearing or mobility constraints, additional measures may also be needed, such as an escort to allow you safe access so these conditions must be declared whenever requesting access on to rail sites.
  • If this is your first time completing this assessment you will also be required to upload a passport sized photo for production of photo ID Site Pass card and also complete a TasRail Online General Induction.
  • The Online General induction provides an understanding of TasRail’s safety, health and regulatory obligations and conditions apply to access generally to all our sites.   On arrival at a site a site specific induction will be provided and for specific sites such Burnie Bulk Handling facility an addition online site specific induction is to be undertaken prior to attendance at site.
  • A $25 per annum (ex GST) fee applies for the issue of a card and is billed as a TSA assessment fee to be paid by credit card or Paypal.    Proof of insurances may also be required prior to accessing TasRail property.
  • Applications can take up to 2 working days to process so if you require this for urgent access you must organise that with the TasRail staff member or principal Contractor requesting your attendance.   To obtain a user name and password to allow access to the online General Induction and/or TSA training and assessment please provide the following information:

  • On receipt of this information and confirmation of the requirement for you to undertake this assessment an email will be sent to you providing you with further instructions.
  • On satisfactory completion of your assessment, uploading of a photo and payment of any required fee you will be able to download a temporary certificate for use with photo ID as proof of assessment until such time as a photo ID Site Pass Card is mailed to you (14 day mailing cycle).