Recommendation: 2012-010

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Ref # 2012-010
Status Closed
Occurrence Bearing failure on a train at Connolly Station
Occurrence Date 18 October 2011
Date Closed 16/04/2014

Basis for Recommendation

An informal practice had developed in Centralised Traffic Control in relation to the functions of signalmen relating to HABD alarms that went unnoticed, based on this the following safety recommendation is made in order to improve the training and competency management of staff:


IÉ should ensure the competency management system for signalmen includes the assessment of Hot Axle Box Detector related functions they perform.