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Principle of shared responsibility

    (1)     Rail safety is the shared responsibility of—

S. 13(1)(a) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 15(1).

        (a)     rail transport operators; and

        (b)     rail safety workers; and

        (c)     other persons who—

              (i)     design, commission, construct, manufacture, supply, install, erect, maintain, repair, modify or decommission rail infrastructure or rolling stock; and

S. 13(1)(c)(ii) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 15(2).

              (ii)     supply railway operations to rail transport operators; and

S. 13(1)(c)(iii) inserted by No. 23/2013 s. 15(3).

              (iii)     in relation to the transport of freight by railway, load or unload freight on or from rolling stock; and

        (d)     the Safety Director; and

        (e)     the public.

S. 13(2) inserted by No. 69/2007 s. 56.

    (2)     The level and nature of responsibility that a person referred to in subsection (1), or falling within a class of person referred to in subsection (1), has for rail safety is dependent on the nature of the risk to rail safety that the person creates from the carrying out of an activity (or the making of a decision) and the capacity that person has to control, eliminate or mitigate that risk.

S. 14 amended by No. 23/2013 s. 16.

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