NATIONAL RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR ACT 16 OF 2002: RAILWAY SAFETY AND SECURITY REGULATIONS

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NATIONAL RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR ACT 16 OF 2002: RAILWAY SAFETY AND SECURITY REGULATIONS

Notice Title: National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002 (“NRSRA”): Railway Safety and Security Regulations

Government Notice: GN 1067 in GG 46471 on 3 June 2022

Commencing date: 3 June 2022

The Minister of Transport (“the Minister”) has under sections 30(d), (f) and 31(h), read together with section 50 of the NRSRA published the Railway Safety and Security Regulations, 2022 (“RSSR”).

The purpose of the RSSR is to prescribe the minimum persons safety and security requirements to be complied with by the operators in order to protect –

  • The railway system and its associated environment, which is inclusive of the railway infrastructure, rolling stock and railway freight; and
  • Persons, including commuters and persons with special needs.

The RSSR focus on the following areas:

  • The security requirements for elements of the railway system that have an impact on safe railway operations; and
  • The requirements to ensure the safety of persons within the railway operations environment.

For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.

How to ensure compliance at my operations?

The following types of railway operators must ensure compliance with the RSSR:

  • Network operators;
  • Train operators;
  • Station operators; or
  • A combination of network, train and station operators.

For assistance or queries please contact Gert van der Waal at gert@shangoni.co.za.

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