Top Points Work Day - THIS SATURDAY at Zig Zag Railway

  • 12 Jun 2021
  • 09:15 - 17:15
  • Bottom Points Workshop


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Dear Members & Volunteers,

Following on from previously advanced notification for our next workday scheduled for this coming Saturday 12th June, this is a detailed description of the planned works for the day.

This work day will be assisted by heavy hauled rollingstock as well as provide an opportunity for those whom are considering furthering their rail safety training.

Certain tasks have been planned outside of the danger zone to help accommodate those of us who are new to rail operations and would like to further their involvement.

The activities we will be focusing on are:

  • Continuation of the timber works at TP Signal Box (Please note, you will need a current medical and up to date rail safety worker training to participate in this activity)
  • Restoration of the picnic tables within TP. This will include preparing and painting of steel as well as bolting new timber in place. (This activity will be outside of the danger zone and a good opportunity for those who have not completed the rail safety worker training to participate.)
  • Further vegetation management, assisted with an excavator and chipper machine. (the machines and operators will require volunteer assistance)
  • Time and resourcing dependent, we will conduct further activities in preparation for our next work day within this precinct.

Personal Protective Equipment to bring:

  • Sun protection, hat and sunscreen, sun glasses
  • Orange high visibility shirt or vest
  • Long pants
  • Steel cap safety boots, preferably lace up
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Zig Zag RSW card (if you need one, contact Tom about this too!)
  • Your own pen

Tools and Equipment to bring (if possible)

  • Hand Tools. Example: (hammer, Pinch Bar, shifter, small level)
  • Battery Powered Hand tools. Example: (Angle Grinder, Saw, Impact/Drill)
  • Socket Set
  • Spanner Set

Our two site supervisors for the day will be our very own Ryan Banks and Don Pearson.

Ryan will be leading the works associated to the signal box and Don will be leading the works within the TP platform area.

For any additional information, questions, or support, please contact:

Tom - or Dan – who will also be onsite for the 12th.

All other tooling associated to the above mentioned works as well as Lunch will be arranged for those who RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you onsite and on another great work day. If you are running late or your plans change in the morning, please call the workshop on 1300 ZIG ZAG (944 924)

Sincere Regards,

Daniel Zolfel

Infrastructure & Asset Manager

Zig Zag Railway Co-op Ltd

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The next planned work day will be Saturday 12th June 2021 (Saturday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend

We will be undertaking works at Bottom Points, Top Points and potentially at Clarence. Rail vehicles will be operating to facilitate these works, transport materials and workers. To come to this day and be involved you must have completed the general safety induction and rail safety worker training. All courses are run through the Zig Zag Institute which is accessed through our safety management portal:

More details regarding the work day and tasks involved will be sent out before the event. Please be onsite by 9am so a safety briefing can be held at 9:15am SHARP (later start to allow for train to arrive from Sydney). The finish time has been pushed back to 17:15 to accommodate this. As always, if you are running late or your plans change, please call the workshop on 1300 944 924.

You will not require a medical for this work day as no worker will be exposed to the risk of being hit by a moving rail vehicle and will work within a clearly marked 'safe place'. With this in mind however it is recommended that you book your medical as soon as possible.

If you require access to the Safety Management System Portal, help with the online training, help organising a medical, if you don't have a Zig Zag Railway ID Card or have concerns about anything that has been asked above and want to chat about the work day, please call Thomas Worley, Operations Manager on 0418 918 248.

We are nearing the point where we will be implementing the new network rules and starting to run training trains, so if you have an interest in being involved in our railway and rail operations now is the time. For more information, please contact:




We look forward to seeing you onsite


Cameron McGinty, 0425 289 500 

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