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DGFASLI, Mumbai, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.

  • Sufficient clearance to ensure safety shall be allowed between structures or piles of cargo and railway track.
  • Locomotive drivers shall act only on signals given by an authorised person:Provided that stop signals shall always be acted upon, irrespective of their source.
  • Locomotives pulling or pushing wagons shall move dead slow and shall be preceded by a man on foot when passing through an area where dock workers are employed.
  • No locomotive or wagon shall be moved on a railway line until an efficient sound signal as a warning has been given by the man preceding it on foot where dock workers are working and whose safety is likely to be endangered, or on approaching any curve where sight is intercepted, or any other point of danger to dock workers.
  • When a railway wagon or a group of wagons not directly connected to a locomotive is being moved, a person shall be appointed to control each wagon or a group of wagons.
  • Cranes, ship's winches and derricks shall not be used to move railway wagons.
  • Fly shunting in premises where dock workers are engaged in dock work shall be prohibited and all trains shall be brought to a full stop before any wagons are cut loose.
  • As far as practicable, idle wagons shall not be left standing on quays with short distances between them.
  • When dock workers are required to work between or beneath railway wagons, they shall be provided with a lookout man responsible for giving them necessary warning.
  • Dock workers shall not be employed inside open wagon when
    • bulk cargo is being handled by means of grabs; or
    • steel cargo is being handled by means of electro-magnets.
  • Locomotive used for pulling or pushing wagons shall be maintained in good repairs and working order.
  • efore moving railway wagons, train crews shall make sure that all dock workers are out of the wagons and the danger zone.