Recommendation: 202004-02

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Ref # 202004-02
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Collision between an Iarnród Éireann passenger train and rail-mounted maintenance equipment, Rosslare, Wexford, 11th January 2020
Occurrence Date 11 January 2020

Basis for Recommendation

The Rail Mounted Mechanical Equipment used on the day of the accident was not used for its intended purpose, and instead was used to transport materials; as a result, there were no procedures in place for the use of this item on the line. Therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann - Infrastructure Manager Chief Civil Engineer (CCE) should ensure that, once defined and classified, change management systems are put in place to ensure Rail Mounted Maintenance Equipment (RMME), Trolleys, Light Mechanical Equipment (LME), etc are not altered for other uses, without first having been safety validated in line with company processes.