Recommendation: 2023002-05

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Ref # 2023002-05
Status Submitted
Occurrence Collision with track equipment between Newbridge and Kildare, 27th August 2021
Occurrence Date 27 August 2021

Basis for Recommendation

In terms of competency of staff, it appears that CCE-SMS-001 is too broad, in that all management staff are responsible for all competencies; despite this, none of the staff present on the night of the accident, carrying out the rail replacement work, had the required competency as set out in CCE-TMS-422, even though an audit had been carried out compelling the CCE Department to actively train staff in the required competencies. It is noted that CCE-TMS-422 has been updated, however, at this stage that competency of staff has not been verified by the RAIU. As a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


The IÉ CCE Department (Engineering Department Division 3) should ensure the requirements of CCE-TMS-422 (2022) are met in full.