Recommendation: 2023002-03

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Ref # 2023002-03
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Collision with track equipment between Newbridge and Kildare, 27th August 2021
Occurrence Date 27 August 2021

Basis for Recommendation

An element of authority gradient has developed whereby there is an established authority hierarchy of IÉ-IM supervisors over IÉ-IM GOs and contracted staff, this is clearly visible through the work crew accessing the site on the “word” of the ES and continuing work after the accident on the request of the PIC, despite requesting not to. As a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


IÉ-IM should promote a positive culture between staff, at different grades, to ensure ground level staff (including contractors) feel confident to challenge more senior staff in terms of safety. This can be achieved through staff briefing days, safety campaigns and development of a means for staff to provide feedback on supervision activities.