In accordance with the Railways Supervision Task Force of MOTC, BOHSR implemented the 2016 Alishan Forest Railway Annual Inspection from Nov. 2 to 3, 2016. The inspection was conducted based on 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. There were a total of 24 inspected items, which were respectively implemented by Operations, Civil Engineering and E&M Divisions.
The annual inspection was led by Deputy Chief Engineer Hsin-Hsi Lu with relevant associates and first arrived at Chiayi Forest District Office of Forestry Bureau for briefing. The inspectors not only evaluated the implementation of current organization, regulations, systems, relevant managing procedures and operational routes but also randomly reviewed actual working logs and records. Additionally, due to the extempore investigation on "Alishan Forest Railway Restoration Project-Fenchihu to Shizilu and Pingzhena to Sacred Tree" that was implemented by Railways Supervision Task Force, the inspectors especially evaluated the current restoration status and pre-operation situation of this section. The inspectors also arranged on-site inspections and route evaluations at accident sites that happened during 2015 to Sep. 2016, major stations, tunnels, garages and high-risk sections to comprehend with operational details. The inspection party anticipated that with this comprehensive inspection, safety management measures will be improved ultimately enhancing operational safety of the forest railway.