John Holland and 4Tel Protecting Track Workers through a Control System’s Integrated Mobile App called ETW

4PTW in use on an Tablet App

John Holland and 4Tel, in conjunction with TfNSW, have launched a new mobile application which will provide improved safety and efficiency outcomes for Protection Officers and Network Control Officers working on the Country Regional Network.

This application will offer an alternate means of documentation for using Track Occupancy Authorities (TOAs). It is an app specifically designed to help Protection Officer’s in their daily role, ultimately creating a safer environment and giving them more information to make decisions.

The improvement opportunities that we have aimed to solve are:

  • Verbal communications: Human error leading to potentially unsafe situations
  • Location assurance: Misunderstanding of worksite limits leading to potentially unsafe situations
  • Agreed arrangements: Inability to confirm that arrangements have been accurately communicated
  • Competency requirements: Protection Officer’s and qualified to do the work that they are about to do

Although the implementation of ETW will be revolutionary within the Country Regional Network, it is also important to note that the fundamentals of the rules within the network will remain the same.  It is the technology in the way that TOA’s are obtained and communicated that will change, not the principal.

About 4Tel

4Tel is a specialist provider of turnkey control and information management solutions that improve the operational efficiency of transport operations across all transport modes, including heavy rail, light rail, ports, ferries and buses. Headquartered in Newcastle, Australia, 4Tel create bespoke solutions that integrate with customer business systems by providing accessible real-time information using a suite of 4-series trademarked products. With over 22 years’ experience, 4Tel is trusted by governments, agencies and operators to provide control and information management services across the global transport sector.

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