Recommendation: 2016-011

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Ref # 2016-011
Status Open / In progress
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

In some cases, there is no recording of communications between safety critical staff (e.g. between drivers and signalmen, such as the Signal Passed At Danger at Start & Obtain Instructions Board, Limerick (Limerick), 24th September 2014). As a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Infrastructure Manager) should identify all locations where safety critical communications are not recorded and develop a programme of works for the introduction of recording safety critical communications at these locations.