Norman Disney & Young (NDY) Fire Engineering has been appointed by Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) as its Fire & Life Safety (FLS) Subject Matter Expert (SME) to fulfil it legislative responsibilities as part of the Level Crossing Removals (LXR) program of works.
The engineering assessments conducted prior to the works beginning is an essential part of moving forward to ensure the local community and all that frequent at the station are kept safe during the process and well after the removal is completed.
This major transport projects will see at least 20 level crossings removals completed by 2018 and a total of 50 removed by the end of the project, creating thousands of jobs in Melbourne. The benefits will affect the driver, pedestrian and train user; more trains will be able to run, commuters get home faster. The removals will see safety improvements, greater reliability in all weather conditions, and easier navigation for all road users.
NDY is seconded to MTM to assist the Projects team with specific fire safety expertise and advice. The secondment ensures MTM has the resources available to turn reviews and comments around quickly, ensuring that the project timeline is maintained.
NDY has extensive experience with FLS across many government and private contracts. With hundreds of thousands of members of the public using rail facilities daily, ensuring a high level of FLS services and compliance was a key goal of the project. This improved the robustness, and lowered the physical and legal risks associated with the project.
A specialist review of FLS design aspects informs the design team of MTM’s Standards and design requirements, supporting consistency across the works packages. This helped the client by bringing specialist knowledge to MTM’s LXR team, resulting in quality design input and allowing others to focus on their areas of expertise.
Other Project Information:
Project Manager: Metro Trains Melbourne
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