SPAD Risk Subgroup

    Scope

    The scope of the group covers:

    • Monitoring and analysing of both risk and train performance impacts as a result of SPAD incidents
    • Considering the effectiveness of measures to reduce the train accident risk as a result of SPADs
    • Considering mitigations that will reduce the risk of fatalities and weighted injuries (FWI) to passengers, workforce and the public
    • Gaining assurance from local train accident risk groups (eg SPAD RAMs or train accident sub groups) that Phase 1 of the Strategy has been considered across duty holders within that group and that they are monitoring the effectiveness
    • Monitoring the SPAD risk and analyse the underlying causes to determine reasons for the increase in incidents
    • Monitoring the type of events that are prevented by TPWS intervention
    • Reviewing associated research and its potential applications.

    Message from the chair

    SPAD RSG promotes the RSSB SPAD Strategy, working closely with TARG and the national route groups (OPSRAMs/TOSG).  We encourage operating companies to develop their own SPAD strategies, and to share good practice and lessons learnt from incidents. 

      Membership

      The group’s membership is made up of the following industry categories:

      • passenger train operators
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • RSSB
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: Trevor Parkin , Abellio East Midlands Limited
      RSSB main representative: James Webb , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Paul Atherford
      Abellio East Anglia Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      James Webb
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Paul Lemon
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      David Ollier
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Huw Gibson
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Richard Farish
      London North Eastern Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Paul Stokes
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Peter Williams
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      David Jenkinson
      DB Cargo (UK) Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Daniel Mann
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Garth Ratcliffe
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Jonathan Gregory
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Justin Willett
      Govia Thameslink Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Matthew Brady
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Imran Chaudhry
      MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Trevor Parkin
      Abellio East Midlands Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Industry Groups Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      William Westcott
      Tel: 0203 142 5692
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