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Safety Instruction

Instruction of Entering Data for accidents/incidents,

First RAME Safety Working Group

 

 

 

The intended SDB (safety database) shall register all the major accidents having the following consequences:

-  Death of at least one person

-  Serious injury

-  Damages of more than 50 thousand EUR

-  Closing of the main lines for more than 6 hours as well as cancellation of movements

 

Accidents related to the maintenance lines, workshops and depots shall be excepted in case they are not part of major accidents.

 

The major accidents are classified as follows and the relevant statistics must be declared as this classification or be registered in the database.

 

I.                   Collision of a train with another train

II.                Collision of a train with a road vehicle

III.             Collision of a train with an individual

IV.             Collision of a train with an obstacle (animals, fixed materials on rail)

V.                Derailment of train

VI.             Falling of an individual from train

VII.          Other accidents on individuals, causing death or serious injury (electrocution by overhead or the third line, etc.)

VIII.       Fire on the trains

IX.             Accidents related to hazmat

X.                Other accidents

 

Explanation 1:

The accidents that are directly caused by carriage of the dangerous goods by train, shall be included in the IX category.

 

Explanation 2:

Other accidents are all the major accidents – according to the definition of item b (Accidents' registration), which are not included in the items I to IX.

 

Explanation 3:

In case an accident results in another one, only one accident, necessarily the earlier will be registered and reported. For example, if there is a collision that leads into derailment of train, only the collision will be recorded, and similarly if in a derailment the fouling point of the nearby line be occupied and another train collide with it, merely the derailment will be considered.

 

Serious accidents and quasi accident:

It is necessary to report and record the serious accidents and quasi accidents separately, such as rail fracture, breaking of coupling, out of control vehicles, passing through the red light, dangerous speed, hot box, falling of cuttings, floods, on the condition that they don lead into major accident as per the definition.

 

Fatalities:

It is required to register the facts and figures of the fatalities of the accidents for classification of the defined accidents as per the following table:

 

Type of accident

Fatalities

Injuries

Staff

Passengers

Third parties

Staff

Passengers

Third parties

Collision of a train with another train

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collision of a train with a road vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collision of a train with an individual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collision of a train with an obstacle (animals, fixed materials on rail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derailment of train

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falling of an individual from train

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other accidents on individuals, causing death or serious injury (electrocution by overhead or the third line, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire on the trains

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accidents related to hazmat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other accidents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation 1:

Staff means each of the railway personnel and/or the individuals in the contracting companies working in rail transport.

 

Explanation 2:

Passenger means anyone except for the train staff who is traveling by rail vehicle on the rail network.

 

Explanation 3:

Any person involved in the rail accident except for the staff or passengers is called the third party.

 

 Safety Data Form to be Filled

 

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