Recommendation: 2019004-07

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Ref # 2019004-07
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Road Rail Vehicle occurrences on Iarnród Éireann Network
Occurrence Date 24 September 2015

Basis for Recommendation

In terms of RRV supplier information being provided to IÉ-IM, as part of the investigation into ‘Collision between two RRVs near Edermine LC (Wexford) on the 6th December 2017’ IÉ-IM requested information in relation to the modification to RRVs from the RRV supplier, which was not provided to IÉ-IM. It is also noted, that IÉ-IM did not apply any sanction on this supplier as a result, with the RRV supplier, continuing to supply RRVs for the use on the IÉ network.

Recommendation

IÉ-IM should update their Plant and Machinery Standards to include requirements for RRV contractors to provide RRV information: at the acceptance stage; and, at later dates where modifications are made to RRVs. Where this information is not provided, and the requirements of the updated Plant and Machinery are not met, the RRVs involved should not be allowed to operate on the IÉ network.