2014 Alishan Forest Railway Annual Inspection was implemented by BOHSR in accordance with Railways Supervision Task Force from MOTC commencing Aug. 6, 2014. The inspection was conducted in accordance to Article 41 of "Railway Law", and Article 47 of "Regulations Governing Supervision of Local, Private, and Exclusive Railways". The eight major inspection items included Organization, Operational Situation, Financial Situation, Constructions, Safety Management System, Maintenance of Trains, Maintenance of Tracks and Others.
The inspection was carried out by Railways Supervision Task Force leading by Division Director Cheng-Chun Yang with relevant associates. First, they went to Chiayi Forest District Office of Forestry Bureau for briefing. Then, the party visited stations, railways and Alishan Garage for document examination, staff questioning and on-site inspection. Inspection contents included actual enforcement of policies, regulations and procedures and also random checks on data sheets and records.
In this annual inspection, a total of 24 reviewed items that were divided into 3 categories, Operation, Civil Engineering and Electric & Mechanic, were completed by Aug. 7, 2014. An official report based on inspection results will be provided and improvement items will be listed according to law. The report will be ratified by MOTC and submitted to Forestry Bureau and Alishan Forest Railway Management Office for future improvements.