Recommendation: 202002-02

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Ref # 202002-02
Status Further Evidence Requested
Occurrence Near miss with Patrol Ganger near Woodlawn, Galway, 4th June 2019
Occurrence Date 04 June 2019

Basis for Recommendation

Given the scale of the safety recommendation 202002-01, in the interim, to reduce the exposure to risks to the patrol gangers, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann - Infrastructure Manager should, through their risk assessment process, conduct a review of the patrol lengths, with the objective of identifying all patrol lengths with associated risks, and introducing adequate mitigation measures to eliminate these risks. Consideration should be given to the introduction of technologies (such as anti-collision devices) for use by patrol gangers, with the objective of warning patrol gangers of oncoming trains.