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Pay attention to signals, signs and platform lines – Rail Safety Week begins

The annual community awareness week, Rail Safety Week, is once again upon us running 12 – 18 August.

“The TrackSAFE Foundation is proud to coordinate the 14th consecutive Rail Safety Week in collaboration with 100 rail, police and government organisations from across Australia and New Zealand,” said Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director TrackSAFE Foundation.

“We as a community need to be responsible, dependable and forthright when it comes to rail safety. When anywhere near the rail network, we need to take ownership and accountability for the outcome of everything we do. From popping mobile devices away, taking out earphones, standing behind platform lines and obeying the signs and signals, we all have a role to play when it comes to rail safety.

“We care about our people and our community, and we want everyone to get home safely after travelling on board trains or trams or crossing tracks or level crossings. Additionally, we want train drivers and rail staff to get home safely without being exposed to potentially traumatic events involving fatalities, near hits or collisions on the network.

“This is why we place a perpetual focus on rail safety with the aim of seeing preventable accidents avoided.

“While Rail Safety Week is celebrated in August each year, rail safety is a year-round, unquestioned commitment that we all need to take responsibility for,” said Ms Frauenfelder.

For more information on Rail Safety Week please visit:http://tracksafefoundation.com.au/rail-safety-week/

 

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