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The Technology of People

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A paper describing how Transnet Freight Rail introduced new locomotives and new technologies. Operational readiness included interventions for employees involved in all aspects of introducing new assets. The human-machine interface is significant and has to be carefull manged. The paper shows that if properly planned and managed, legacy and modern systems can coexist.

Year of Publication: 2015

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Review of Practices of Safety Assurance in Chinese Railway – Evolvement Post-Accident

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A paper which examines the lessons learned from Wenzhou semi high-speed line accident in 2011 and the risks which come with fast development and ever-growing complexity of the railway. The paper looks at the journey the rail industry took in adopting CENELEC standards and international practices from the perspectives of the supplier, the third party and the regulator.

Year of Publication: 2015

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Predictive Risk-based strategies to manage safety

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A paper which describes the differences between conformance and performance based risk strategies and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. The paper concludes that conformance to standards and regulations are rquired to maintain the current safety status and that the idea that risk-based regulation should replace compliance-based regulation is incorrect.

Year of Publication: 2015

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The Office of Rail and Road’s (in Great Britain) Strategy and Approach to Health and Safety Regulation

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A paper which summarises the structure and scope of Britain’s mainline railway and the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) railway health and safety role, vision, strategy, approach and goals in regulating it, including excellence in safety culture and risk management. The paper introduces ORR’s Railway Management Maturity Model (RM3), a tool for assessing safety performance in detail and the industry’s precursor indicator model and our safety by design approach.

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Train Approach Alarm for Lines Without Track Circuits

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A paper which describes the development and mechanisms of a new train approach warning system to assist train watchmen by East Japan Railway Company. The new system aims to improve railway construction working environment safety. The system employs the use of GPS location technology which is suitable for lines which do not have truck circuit.

Year of Publication: 2015

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Avoiding The Deadly Landmines: Factors to Consider when embarking on Railway Capital Projects

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A paper which focuses on the pitfalls to be avoided when embarking on railway capital projects. The authors provide success strategies that counteract pitfalls such as poor stakeholder management, selecting the wrong contractor, lack of understanding of systems engineering issues and ignoring safety issues.

Year of Publication: 2015

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