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National Railway Safety Regulator Act, No. 16 of 2002

Long title


To provide for the establishment of a Railway Safety Regulator; to provide for its objects and functions and for the manner in which it is to be managed; to provide for its staff matters; to provide for safety standards and regulatory practices for the protection of persons, property and the environment; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
1. Definitions and interpretation

CHAPTER 2. PURPOSE AND APPLICATION
2. Purpose of Act

CHAPTER 3. ESTABLISHMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR
3. Application of Act
4. Establishment of Railway Safety Regulator
5. Objects of Regulator
6. Cooperative governance
7. Functions of Regulator
8. Board of Regulator
9. Chief executive officer of Regulator
10. Staff of Regulator
11. Delegation and assignment by board
12. Vacation of office of board members
13. Meetings of board
14. Minutes of board meetings
15. Committees of board
16. Remuneration of directors and committee members
17. Funds of Regulator
18. Financial year of Regulator
19. Disagreements between Minister and board
20. Reporting to Minister and parliament
21. Judicial management and liquidation of Regulator

CHAPTER 4. SAFETY PERMITS
22. Railway undertakings requiring safety permit
23. Application for safety permit
24. Conditions of safety permit
25. Reasons for decision
26. Suspension, revocation and surrender of safety permit
27. Prohibition of transfer of safety permit

CHAPTER 5. SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Part 1. Safety management systems and standards
28. Safety management systems and safety management system reports [...was entitled "Regulations regarding safety management systems and safety management system reports"]
29. Standards

Part 2. Rolling stock, infrastructure and stations
30. Regulations regarding design, construction, operation and alteration

Part 3. Non-railway operations affecting safety
31. Regulations regarding infrastructure or activity affecting safe railway operations

CHAPTER 6. ENTRY AND INSPECTION
32. Appointment of railway safety inspector
33. Powers and duties of railway safety inspector
34. Duty to assist railway safety inspector
35. Duty to produce documents
36. Powers of railway safety inspector to deal with unsafe conditions

CHAPTER 7. RAILWAY OCCURRENCE REPORTING AND INVESTIGATIONS
37. Railway occurrence reporting
38. Railway occurrence investigations

CHAPTER 8. MONITORING, ASSESSMENT AND INFORMATION
39.. Establishment of national railway safety information and monitoring system
40. Provision of information
41. Access to information
42. Regulations regarding monitoring, assessment and information

CHAPTER 9. APPEAL AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
43. Appeal to chief executive officer against decision of railway safety inspector
44. Appeal to board against decision of chief executive officer

CHAPTER 10. OFFENCES AND REMEDIES
45. Offences
45A. Penalties [...inserted by Act 2008_069_021]
46. Enquiry in respect of compensation for harm, loss or damage suffered
47. Award of damages
48. Offences in relation to employer and employee relationships
49. Liability of Juristic person

CHAPTER 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING REGULATIONS
50. Making of regulations
51. Consideration of regulations

CHAPTER 12. GENERAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
52 State bound
53. Limitation of liability
54. Financial assistance
55. International co-operation
56. Effect of delegation
57. Documents deemed to be properly authorised and issued
58. Documents and steps taken valid under certain circumstances
59. Service of documents
60. Repeal of laws
61. Short title and commencement
 
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