Recommendation: 2011-014

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Ref # 2011-014
Status Closed
Occurrence Road vehicle struck at level crossing XM096, County Roscommon.
Occurrence Date 02 September 2010
Date Closed 01/10/2014

Basis for Recommendation

The risk of a collision due to the inadequate viewing distance available at XM096 was identified by IÉ in its risk register and controls were identified in order to mitigate the risk. These controls required time to implement, however, no interim measures were taken to manage the risk, such as reducing the speed of trains as advised in the RSC guidance for new LCs. This has led to the following safety recommendation:


IÉ should update its risk management system to ensure that interim control measures are put in place where longer term controls to address risks require time to implement.