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BROOKFIELD Rail has reminded spectators at the Avon Descent to make sure they are safe near the railway line.
Held in the Avon Valley from July 31 to August 2, the Avon Descent usually has the railway line operating during the event to help with cartage.
Brookfield Rail employees will be at level crossings throughout the Avon Valley day and night.
The company’s safety manager Adam Sidebottom said the safety of competitors, support crews, spectators, rail employees and the wider community was critical. “We have reduced the speed of trains and put our people in place to protect the busiest crossings, however we need the help of competitors and spectators to ensure this event is run as safely as possible,” Mr Sidebottom said.
“It is imperative that when crossing the railway by foot or in a vehicle, people only cross at designated crossings and adhere to stop signs and safety restrictions.”
With more than 340km of rail in the Avon Valley, Brookfield Rail has been a supporter of the white water event for the past 33 years.
Avon Descent race director Jim Smith said the Northam Avon Descent Association was proud of its long standing association with Brookfield Rail and valued the company’s commitment to the safe running of the event.
“Without Brookfield Rail’s support the event would not be possible,” Mr Smith said.
“Please be vigilant around the railway and follow the instructions of Brookfield employees who are working closely with members of the Avon Support Unit.”
This article first appeared on www.communitynews.com.au
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