Rail Infrastructure Management

Rail Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Rail Infrastructure Management (RIM)

Lycopodium delivers Rail Infrastructure Management services (RIM) to a range of private siding owners. These services commence with statutory inspections and provide fit-for-purpose planning & maintenance systems for rail infrastructure. Risk is managed in accordance with the requirements of rail safety legislation whilst providing safe and efficient operation. The services focus on maintenance and reliability, looking at longer-term strategy using the latest technology to optimise life cycle costs and facilitate informed and timely decision making.

Independent and Engineering Based Assessments

Independent and Engineering Based Assessments

Lycopodium is trusted by private and public transport operators across the nation. We provide regular independent track condition assessments of rail infrastructure and completion of annual inspections and reports. This process allows us to provide preventative maintenance planning and forecast future works on behalf of clients. Our approach, which separates the infrastructure maintenance planning from the delivery of works, ensures that assets are sustained at the required service levels at the minimum cost.

  • Statutory track inspections
  • Infrastructure asset condition assessment
  • Rail profile and ultrasonic testing
  • Rail maintenance management
  • Track maintenance & upgrade supervision
  • Track geometry (Trolley) and quality indexing
  • Level crossing and Right of Way
  • Stacker/reclaimer/crane rail inspection and certification
  • Track, turnouts, structures, geotechnical inspection and certification
Rail Repair and Maintenance

Rail Repair and Maintenance

In addition to regular Track Inspection Services, Lycopodium is also able to provide minor emergency or routine Repair and Maintenance Services. We are an accredited RSO with hi-rail vehicles kitted out with tools, and in many cases can conduct minor repairs as part of our inspection services without the added cost of acquiring a 3rd party repairer.

For larger repairs and maintenance, we provide detailed scopes of work and call for competitive tenders to complete the work. In this way, we separate the scope of definition from implementation to reduce our client's project costs.

  • Fit for purpose maintenance scoping
  • Arrange execution subject to agreed terms and conditions
  • Automated Planned & Corrective Work Orders
  • Interface with client via Maintenance Management System (LycoMMS)
Condition Assessments & Technical Maintenance Plans

Condition Assessments & Technical Maintenance Plans

With a dedicated Asset Management team, Lycopodium is ideally positioned to provide Condition Assessments and Asset Management Plans (AMPs), and to collaborate on the formulation of Technical Maintenance Plans (TMPs). It is a requirement that transport operators provide TMPs for their assets in adherence with the strict safety requirements of state and federal industry bodies. Lycopodium provides independent advice and verification regarding the formulation and optimisation of TMPs, ensuring that they satisfy legislative requirements and are fit for purpose.

See our page on Asset Management for further details

Rolling Stock Operator

Rolling Stock Operator

Lycopodium is an accredited Rolling Stock Operator (RSO), a requirement for operating any vehicle on a rail track in Australia. We are licensed to operate hi-rail vehicles for the purpose of maintenance and construction, often purpose-built heavy machinery, such as excavators or crane trucks, which can be driven by road to a location nearby to the work site, then rail-mounted for the final part of the journey, making remote rail locations more accessible.

Read more about RSO on our News page

LycoMMS Software

LycoMMS Software

Lycopodium’s own Maintenance Management System (LycoMMS) provides scheduling of all maintenance and management of defects. Used in the field by Lycopodium inspectors to certify track and record and manage defects, the LycoMMS allows for better asset management by collating compliance in one system and provides a seamless assessment and validation process in real time.

Read more about the LycoMMS system here

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