2.1 - Scope
A railway authority's CSMP shall5 describe the qualification, training and designation of persons who perform safety critical functions that affect the integrity and safety of culverts.
2.2 - Culvert Safety Management Responsibility
A railway company's CSMP shall6 identify clear authorities, responsibilities, and accountabilities for the management of culvert safety.
A Railway Engineer is a professional engineer, designated by a railway authority, who is responsible for, and has related experience in the following functions as they apply to the particular engineering work to be performed:
- Determine the forces and stresses in culverts;
- Prescribe safe loading conditions for culverts;
- Prescribe inspection, maintenance, repair and modification procedures for culverts;
- Prepare designs and specifications for the repairs, modifications, replacement, or installation of culverts; and
- Perform hydrological and hydraulic analysis.
A Railway Engineer should be authorized to restrict the operation of traffic according to the immediate condition or state of repair of a culvert.
A Culvert Inspector is a person who is designated by a railway authority, and deemed to be technically competent to view, measure, report, and record the condition of a culvert along with its surroundings under the direction of the Railway Engineer.
A Culvert Inspector should be authorized to restrict the operation of traffic according to the immediate condition or state of repair of a culvert.
Each railway authority's CSMP should designate individuals or class of individuals qualified as Railway Engineers and Culvert Inspectors. For each class of individuals designated, the records should include the basis for the designation in effect.