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RED Videos: Asset Integrity
The integrity of assets on the railway is responsible for a growing proportion of train accident risk. These episodes of RED explore what asset integrity involves, why the risk is growing and how rail industry staff can stave off dangers.
A large proportion of rail staff suffer with mental health problems, an RSSB survey has found. These episodes of RED explore, or touch on, how mental health can affect the railway and what can be done to look after the wellbeing of staff.
Thinking, personal and social skills enable rail staff to meet the technical requirements of their role more effectively. These episodes of RED show how safety on the railway can be compromised when rail staff lack these non-technical skills.
Inadequate procedures, systems and policies, or events that disrupt the way a company operates, can be a precursor to rail accidents. These episodes of RED explore what can be done to reduce operational risk, thereby increasing safety across the network.
Passenger safety is of paramount importance, and rail staff owe passengers their duty of care in all circumstances. These episodes of RED explore how to mitigate and manage the risk associated with passenger behaviour in the railway environment.
The Rule Book sets out the operational instructions railway staff have to follow in certain safety-critical scenarios, making it a vital safety document. These episodes of RED make mention of the Rule Book, including changes to improve processes.
Clear, understandable communication is vital for the rail industry to maintain a safe environment to work and travel. These episodes of RED highlight how a failure in communication can quite easily lead to accidents, incidents, near misses and close calls.
A train passing a stop signal without authority can lead to a railway accident. These episodes of RED look at the causes of SPADs and what can be done to mitigate them and increase safety on the railway.
Technological advancements continue to improve the rail industry’s safety, performance and capacity. But the benefits are often met with challenges. These episodes of RED look at the developments and ask how we ensure technology helps rather than hinders.