Decisions made after SPADs

When a signal has been passed at danger, it is easy to assume that the risk has been realised. However, driver managers are then faced with other risks and a decision that can have a huge impact on the safety and performance of both the operational railway and the driver themselves. The decision to take a driver off duty or let them continue their shift is complex and there is no straightforward, ‘right or wrong’ answer. Managers need to consider the information they have at the time, weigh up the risks of their different options and make the best possible decision.
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