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RIS-8040-TOM Iss 2

Managing Low Adhesion

Synopsis

This standard sets out a framework to develop, implement, monitor and review the effectiveness of site-specific plans to manage low adhesion at identified high-risk sites, which helps transport operators to control risks, mitigate hazards and improve safety and performance in preparation for low adhesion conditions.

Summary Of Changes

Content from GEGN8540 issue 2 that was relevant has been incorporated into RIS-8040-TOM issue 2. Therefore, GEGN8540 has been withdrawn. RIS-8040-TOM issue 2 has been re-structured with a framework to manage low adhesion that is easy to follow and builds upon the requirement in ROGS on transport operators to cooperate to achieve a safe operation of the railway, including reviewing site-specific plans and sharing good practice. 

Relevant research has been referenced within the document.

Optional reading and resources:

Standards Quarterly Webinar - June 2022

Adhesion

ADHERE (ADHEsion REsearch challenge)

Adhesion Webinar Series

New Sander Design Radically Improves Low Adhesion Braking

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Issued:
04/06/2022
Published:
04/06/2022
Next Review:
04/06/2023

Details

Under Consultation Closed
Vehicle Assessment No
Supersedes RIS-8040-TOM Iss 1, GEGN8540 Iss 2
Lead Committee Traffic Operation and Management - TOM
Supporting Committee Rolling Stock - RST; Infrastructure - INS; Control Command and Signalling - CCS; Plant - PLT
Briefing Notes 22 BN07
Impact Assessments
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