Recommendation: 2019004-11

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Ref # 2019004-11
Status Closed
Occurrence Road Rail Vehicle occurrences on Iarnród Éireann Network
Occurrence Date 24 September 2015
Date Closed 15/06/2022

Basis for Recommendation

This investigation identified a trend in terms of the non-reporting of RRV incidents and accidents, by both the contractors and IÉ-IM, this in turn lead to failures to complete the D&A screening in some instances; as a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


IÉ-IM should review the ways in which it promotes a positive safety culture that encourages contractors to report accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences (near misses); this can be achieved through RRVO workshops and the absence of disciplinary procedures on the reporting of occurrences.