Signals Passed at Danger (Standard)


Type of product being suggested:
Standard
Title of product being suggested:
Signals Passed at Danger
Date of suggestion:
23/02/17
Reason for suggestion:
Building on the work done by the ARA SPAD Working Group to provide a  common approach to SPAD risk management and investigation.
Sponsored by RISSB Standing Committee:
OPSC
Scope:
  • Signals Passed at Danger
  • Proceed authority exceeded
  • Implementation of rail traffic supervision technology
  • Alignment with OC-G1
  • Risk categorisation
  • Training to prevent SPADs
Hazard identification:
1
8.4 Injury or Death of an Employee
2
  8.3 Third Party Property Damage
3
  8.2 Damage to Rolling Stock and or Infrastructure
4
  8.1 Derailment and or Collision
5
  5.9 Signal Passed at Danger

Benefits:

Safety risk
Management of identified risks to avoid collision with rail traffic, road vehicles or workers as a result of a SPAD.
Interoperability / harmonisation
Common terminology and language minimising misunderstanding between organisations and
different networks.Commonality of operating principles for SPAD management
Financial
Reduction in safety risk, number of incidents and resulting line suspension

Operational efficiency