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Rail Safety (General) Regulation 2008
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 30 June 2017 at 01:46)
Part 2 Division 3 Clause 8
8   Matters to be included in emergency management plans
An emergency management plan prepared under section 17 of the Act must include the following:
(a)  the types and classes of emergencies that are foreseeable in relation to the rail transport operator’s railway operations,
(b)  the consequences of each type or class of emergency, including an estimate of the likely magnitude and severity of the effects of each type or class,
(c)  the risks to safety arising from those emergencies,
(d)  measures to mitigate the effects of those emergencies,
(e)  initial response procedures for dealing with those emergencies and the provision of rescue services,
(f)  recovery procedures for the restoration of railway operations if an emergency occurs and for the assistance of people affected by the occurrence of an emergency,
(g)  the allocation of emergency management roles and responsibilities within the rail transport operator’s organisation, and between the operator and other organisations,
(h)  call-out procedures,
(i)  the allocation of personnel for the on-site management of an emergency,
(j)  procedures for liaison with emergency services, including when emergency services should be immediately contacted,
(k)  procedures to ensure that emergency services are provided with all information that is reasonably required to enable them to respond effectively to an emergency,
(l)  procedures for effective communications and co-operation throughout an emergency response,
(m)  procedures for ensuring site security and the preservation of evidence.