PART 2Local Railway Companies (continued)
DIVISION 1Main Track Operations (continued)
Safety Management System (continued)
Marginal note:Details of initiative
55 A local railway company must include, in its safety management system, a written description of each initiative to be implemented in order to achieve each target and a written explanation of how the initiative will contribute to achieving that target.
56 A local railway company must communicate to its employees the targets established and the initiatives to be implemented.
Process for Continual Improvement of the Safety Management System
Marginal note:Deficiencies in implementation
(2) Monitoring must include, if applicable, inquiring into
Marginal note:Annual report
(3) The local railway company must prepare an annual report setting out the conclusions of its monitoring activities.
Marginal note:Accountable executive
(4) The local railway company must ensure that the conclusions of the annual report are brought to the attention of the accountable executive.
Marginal note:Scope and frequency
Marginal note:Audit plan
(2) The local railway company must include, in its safety management system, an audit plan that
Marginal note:Audit report
Marginal note:Accountable executive
(2) The accountable executive must sign the audit report to attest to his or her acceptance of the report.
Marginal note:Action plan
60 (1) A local railway company must prepare an action plan setting out the action to be taken to address each finding in the audit report that it identifies as a deficiency in its safety management system.
Marginal note:Approval of action plan
(2) The accountable executive must sign the action plan to acknowledge that he or she approves it.
Marginal note:Review, analysis and evaluation
(2) The record referred to in subsection (1) must include the date on which the review, analysis or evaluation was undertaken.
62 For each instance in which a local railway company communicates with its employees in accordance with this Division, the local railway company must keep a record of the date and subject matter of the communication and the manner in which it was carried out.
Marginal note:Specified documents
63 A local railway company must keep the following records:
(a) the documentation relating to each risk assessment conducted under section 49;
(b) the written description and written explanation referred to in section 55;
(c) the annual report referred to in subsection 57(3);
(d) the audit plan referred to in subsection 58(2);
(e) the signed audit report referred to in section 59; and
(f) the approved action plan referred to in section 60.
64 A local railway company must keep the records referred to in sections 61 to 63 for six years after the day on which they are created.
Filing and Notification
Marginal note:Filing with the Minister
65 A local railway company must, at the request of the Minister, file with the Minister
(a) an up-to-date copy of the index referred to in subsection 41(1);
(b) the targets and initiatives referred to in subsection 54(1) for the current calendar year;
(c) the written description and written explanation referred to in section 55;
(d) the latest annual report referred to in subsection 57(3); and
(e) the latest signed audit report referred to in section 59.
Marginal note:Notification and filing
66 A local railway company that proposes to make a change referred to in paragraph 49(1)(b) or (c) must, before making the change, notify the Minister of the change and must, at the request of the Minister, file with the Minister the documentation relating to the risk assessment that it conducted with respect to the change.
DIVISION 2Non-Main Track Operations
Marginal note:Local railway company — non-main track
67 This Division applies to a local railway company that operates railway equipment exclusively on non-main track.
Safety Management System
Processes, Procedures and Methods
68 A local railway company must develop and implement a safety management system that includes
(a) a process with respect to a safety policy;
(b) a process for ensuring compliance with regulations, rules and other instruments;
(c) a process for identifying safety concerns;
(d) a risk assessment process; and
(e) a process for implementing and evaluating remedial action.
Marginal note:Content of index
(2) The index must indicate the date of the last revision of the local railway company’s safety policy and must indicate, for each process,
Marginal note:Procedures and methods
70 Every procedure and method required by this Division must be in writing and must indicate the date of its last revision.
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