d. Safety Consultation. Installation Commanders shall require that the railroad consult
with the safety department before issuing new policy or changing existing policy in railroad
matters that affect safety. This requirement will provide the safety department with some
knowledge of railroad activities and the opportunity to recommend changes if safety is adversely
e. Safety Oversight. Installation Commanders shall appoint a railroad safety manager on
orders to have oversight of the railroad safety program.
f. Local Railroad Operating Directive. Installations shall have a local railroad
operating directive document (standard operating procedure, railroad manual, activity instruction,
etc.) which establishes procedures for every aspect of the railroad operation. Installation
Commanders should require the safety department to review this governing document before
publication and before changes are made. This requirement will ensure that the Safety
Department can determine if safety will be adversely affected by changes in railroad operations.
Local Railroad Operating Directive.
A local railroad operating directive such as standard operating procedure, railroad manual,
activity instruction, etc., is vital to the safe, effective, and efficient operation of a railroad.
a. Contents of Local Railroad Operating Directive. Installation Commanders should:
(1) Ensure that the local railroad operating directive implements all the requirements
of this publication; other pertinent directives and instructions, and the following, if applicable:
Navy MO-103, NAVFACINST 11230.1 Series, NAVSEA OP 5, Vol. 1, NAVSEA SW023-AG-
(2) Ensure that the local railroad operating directive addresses the special situations
unique to the installation.
(3) Ensure that the local railroad operating directive establishes a hazard notification
system (See paragraph 4 of this section).
(4) Ensure that the local railroad operating directive establishes a program for
(5) Ensure that the local railroad operating directive establishes procedures for
conducting standup safety briefings.
b. Special Situations. Some of the possible special situations are discussed below:
(1) Downsizing. Downsizing may directly affect railroad operations. Personnel with
no railroad experience may be assigned to work on the railroad. Downsizing may also affect the
railroad indirectly such as loss of personnel in the safety department, facilities, fire station, etc.
The Installation Commander is still responsible for ensuring a safe railroad during and after