Recommendation: 2016-009

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Ref # 2016-009
Status Further Evidence Requested
Occurrence Investigation into SPADs on the IÉ network from January 2012 to July 2015
Occurrence Date 01 January 2012
Date Closed 28/05/2019

Basis for Recommendation

The Traffic Regulator was unaware that he had reduced the overrun protection for the train approaching Millstreet Station through his planned sequence of movements. There appears to be no clear training programme for Traffic Regulators, in particular, there is no training related to the dynamic risk assessments of regulating trains; only mentoring by other Traffic Regulators is provided; as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager) should review their training and competency management for Traffic Regulators so that they have the appropriate skill set in terms of identifying potential risks associated with the regulating of trains.