Rail Infrastructure Management

We’re specialists in designing, building, managing and maintaining rail assets, making us the ideal Rail Infrastructure Management (RIM) partner throughout your asset’s lifecycle. This expertise is demonstrated by our strong repeat client base with many of the nation’s largest logistics companies.

Clients benefit from Lycopodium’s highly experienced and credentialed Rail Infrastructure Management Services team, with a capability and capacity to inspect, assess, scope and rectify rail defects, and to manage the scheduled maintenance work through a competitive process ensuring the best local rail contractors are involved in delivery.

We operate without an internal maintenance team that would otherwise need to constantly find work to stay busy, freeing us to prioritise preventative and corrective maintenance as needed to keep your costs low, delivering fit-for-purpose assets at optimised costs.

Independent Rail Inspections and Assessments

We operate with the simple goal that your assets be fit-for-purpose, with no surprises, at minimal cost.

Our people are all qualified and experienced rail inspection and maintenance management personnel, having previously worked in superintendent, area manager and infrastructure maintainer roles in various mainline railways across Australia. This experience qualifies them to identify problems, assess issues and provide maintenance or renewal recommendations.

The Rail Safety National Law (RSNL) requires that owners and operators of private railways have adequate systems and procedures in place to ensure that rail safety risks are being managed ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ (SFAIRP). Lycopodium can assist you to meet these obligations by:

  • Identifying current and potential risks within railway operations
  • Managing risks by ensuring appropriate priority
  • Certifying that track has been inspected, defects have been assessed and that the track is safe for rail operations

Lycopodium has developed our own Inspection and Assessment Manual (IAM), specifically tailored for private railways. It contains the inspection and assessment procedures, initial risk assessment/prioritisation of defects, maintenance intervention limits and response requirements for private rail infrastructure.

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Asset Management and Preventative Maintenance Planning

At Lycopodium, we specialise in providing comprehensive asset management plans and preventative maintenance plans for rail assets. Our team can develop both one-off and long-term rolling plans that offer a wide range of benefits. These include increased visibility of upcoming asset maintenance, reduced outages, and more reliable operations.

Our plans also ensure accurate scheduling of outages when needed, predictable maintenance expenditure, and a set of preventative maintenance tasks with a defined service schedule. With these plans in place, railway operators can benefit from reliable budgeting and financial management, giving them greater control over their maintenance costs. If you’re looking for a partner that can help you manage your railway assets more effectively, Lycopodium is here to help.

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Safety and Compliance Services

At Lycopodium, we believe that safety should always come first. We take great pride in our exceptional safety record, and we work closely with industry bodies such as ARTC, ONRSR and RISSB to ensure we meet the highest standards for rail safety. Our team provides support to clients in meeting their rail safety and regulatory compliance requirements.

We offer a range of services to help clients achieve compliance, including the provision of statutory regulation and legislation advice, Rail Infrastructure Management (RIM) compliance, and ensuring appropriate rail standards for private railways. We also provide rail safety management services, third party interface management, and Safety Interface Agreement (SIA) Management. With Lycopodium on your side, you can be confident that your rail operations will be carried out safely and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

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Maintenance Management System - LycoMMS

The Lycopodium Maintenance Management System – LycoMMS – is in operation at over 100 sites across Australia where we conduct inspections of track, structures and other rail assets.

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The way we work, works.

See for yourself just how well our flexible, stop-at-nothing approach works for
clients in a variety of industries requiring our rail infrastructure management services.

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