For T&RS changes and maintenance plan changes, the Technical Construction Log is the route for demonstrating compliance with regulation. Not only are the applicable laws considered but the various industry standards and guides are also encompassed. In tandem with seeking compliance, safety sits as the core thread with risk guiding the level of consideration.
The Technical Construction Log may consist of many elements such as hazard logs, design information and pointers to research data, evidence and decision processes. The key theme of the Technical Construction Log is that it is portable and easily transmitted between interested parties. For rail vehicles, this method becomes particularly useful for ownership changes, lease changes and short term allocations and loans. Each Transport Undertaking is then able to access and review a vehicle's data and configuration as well as ensuring that the vehicle being operated is safe.