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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5313 ..


(2) & (3) From testing conducted on Canberra Light Rail to date (40km/h in poor adhesion conditions as part of the test of the Wheel Slide Protection (WSP) system) a 50% increase in stopping distance has been noted for service brake and emergency 3 braking. Further testing will be completed before the LRVs enter service to confirm the braking and WSP performance at 70km/h.

Light rail—stage 1 construction (Question No 1997)

Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) How many incidents in relation to Light Rail construction have there been of workers using hazardous materials while not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and what is the nature of each of those incidents.

(2) What procedures are in place in relation to use of hazardous materials in Light Rail construction, to ensure that members of the public are not exposed to such materials.

(3) Have there been any incidents where members of the public have been exposed to such materials; if so, what was the nature of each incident.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) No major incidents have been reported to Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS). Canberra Metro advise that a number of minor incidents have occurred, for example a worker removing their gloves, which have been addressed immediately by supervisors in the field.

Canberra Metro further advised that during the course of the project it implemented protocols which went beyond the manufacturer's recommended personal protective equipment requirements for handling of one type of material.

(2) Canberra Metro has a specific Hazardous Material Management Plan, as a sub-plan to the Construction and Environmental Management Plan for the project, which has been developed to provide guidelines for the management of hazardous materials to minimise the potential risks to personnel, assets, and the environment that may be encountered during the construction phase of the project.

(3) No incidents have been reported to TCCS.

Transport—MyWay agents (Question No 1998)

Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) Does the ACT Government in any way limit the number of MyWay recharge agents operating in the ACT; if so, why.


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