Recommendation: 2023005-12

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Ref # 2023005-12
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Self-detrainment of passengers between Shankill & Bray, 24th July 2022
Occurrence Date 24 July 2022

Basis for Recommendation

No scenario planned emergency exercises/tabletop exercises were carried out prior to the incident at Bray, despite a self-detrainment at Dun Laoghaire in 2017 as a result, IÉ- were ill prepared for the incident. In addition, as it exercises were not carried out, documents were not updated to reflect any lessons learnt, such as the Emergency Scenario Response Risk Register, which was not updated to include the risk associated with self-detrainment, despite being updated regularly.


IÉ-RU and IÉ-IM should carry out an incident simulation in terms of a scenario involving an incident with the potential for self-detrainment. As part of this simulation, the relevant stakeholders (An Garda Síochána, Dublin Fire Brigade, etc.) should be invited to participate. Any lessons learnt such be adopted into the relevant guidance documents.