RAILWAY SAFETY OFFICER

OVERVIEW:

    This course will provide employees in the Railway industry with a consistent approach to initiating, conducting and reporting on an investigation into Railway occurrences with a view to identify safety deficiencies and propose remedial action to prevent similar occurrences in future. Among other things, delegates will be taught a systematic approach to the investigation of train safety incidents; and vehicle, infrastructure and operational aspects needed for safe and orderly operation of a railway.
COURSE CONTENT:
    • Introduction
    • Site investigation and cause finding procedure
    • Data collection, evidence reconstruction and presentation
    • Main line derailments
    • Derailments at turnouts
    • Slow speed derailments
    • Hump yard derailments
    • Wagon issues and train derailments
    • Locomotive issues and train derailments
    • Track issues and train derailments
    • Failure analysis
    • Train handling and marshalling issues in train derailments
    • Track-wagon dynamics
    • Computer simulations in train derailment investigations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
    This qualification is design Railway Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff, Railway Emergency Managers, Safety Managers, Officers and Staff.
ASSESSMENT:
    This qualification is assessed through a 100-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2.30 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 60 out of 100.
DURATION: 5 DAYS
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