Recommendation: 2024001-03

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Ref # 2024001-03
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Broken rail, Newbridge, County Kildare, 23rd February 2023
Occurrence Date 23 February 2023

Basis for Recommendation

The Portlaoise Rail Welding Plant risk assessments appear to be restricted to occupational health and safety risks and do not address risks arising from the production process which may result in a failed or broken rail; and as such control measures to address these risks have not been identified.


IÉ-IM to revise the risk assessments for the Portlaoise Rail Welding Plant to ensure risks in the production process affecting the quality of rail welds are understood and control measures are identified.