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• A number of system safety issues encountered on signalling projects over the last 5 years.
• Supply chain members’ concerns were raised with the
Railway Industry Association (RIA) and the Institute of
Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) in mid 2013 and mapped to investigation causes.
• These parties with NR IP met to discuss the concerns in October 2013.
• A working group was convened under auspices of the
IRSE Council, and incorporated a wider representation of the rail supply industry.
• This group under the banner of the IRSE made recommendations in June 2014.
The IRSE and Industry Recommendations
Build upon the use of technical stage-gates already developed for data in signalling systems, to be applied to all signalling projects, with any non-compliance to this requirement being very much the exception to the rule and treated with the seriousness it deserves
If the agreed date for passing a stage-gate (financial or technical) cannot be met, the implications (including safe assured delivery) for the planned commissioning date(s) and other critical milestones must be identified, risk assessed and mitigations addressed
Any change to the agreed/approved specification during the detailed design, construction, testing and commissioning phases should be avoided. Where change is absolutely necessary, both supplier and client must be in agreement that the impact of the change can be safely managed.
The non-sequential application of signalling design/development processes should be the exception, not the norm and when utilised shall be subject to formal risk assessment
Rigorous change control processes must be applied to all designs issued for construction purposes (and not just AFC designs).
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What we have to ensure…..
1. Projects need to be developed in a manner that enables and secures safe and efficient delivery.
2.Initial bolt down of scope.
3. Managed approach to change, the assessment of time and process impact and the reduction of technical risk.
4. Whenever the process is impacted, a reassessment and any necessary reduction of technical risk.
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The Network Rail Safety Vision Statement…
The CEO’s Safety Vision Statement
The context of the necessary actions….
#3: We will plan work to ensure that it can be done safely.
#8: We will relentlessly strive to find new ways to keep ourselves, colleagues, passengers and the public safe.
#9: We will design, construct, inspect, operate and maintain the railway to keep everyone safe.
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Planning & Integration…
- Integrated Plans
- Include ALL Disciplines
- Includes all stage gates at a timely point before the end of that GRIP stage
- Include Inter Disciplinary Check
- Realistic & durations confirmed by stakeholders
- Sequential Working
A T ypical Project Timeline…
Stagegate end of GRIP end of GRIP end of GRIP
Entry into Service
When we don’t get it right…
An example of a Technical Stagegate Checklist…
Deliverable / Check Item
End of GS Stagegate Output
Pass / Fail - escalate The purpose of the Operational Requirements
Specification is to provide a detailed and final definition of the Operations stakeholder‘s requirements. (To also include List of Routes)
1 Pass / Fail - escalate Project HAZID to include but not limited to compatibility with rolling stock, duty of co-operation (ref GE/RT8270)
Design Decision Log
Review level of complexity and interlocking capability
Review Non Sequential Activities
Review current status of source records
Pass / Fail - escalate The purpose of the design log is to record all relevant decisions on the project to create an audit trail for the evolving design.
– No action
Medium / High escalate
the level of complexity and capability for the technology proposed and to be altered for risk.
Are sufficient resources available
How easily can the system be altered
Can the system deliver the required outputs
– No action
Medium / High escalate
– No action
Medium / High
sequential activities already taken place or those planned to take place during the next phase.
the risk imported or to be imported due to non the availability of source records to allow this scheme to move forwards. This shall also include the current status of the signalling deficiency register.
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The Common Safety Method
– Risk Evaluation and Assessment Flow Chart
For scope changes and before introducing non sequential working identify risks and controls using this established process.
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What to consider about your project works as you return to the workplace…
1. Is the scope fixed and understood?
2. Have you and are you managing the risk from change?
3. Recognise non-sequential working, assess the imported risks to safe delivery & control…
AND… Are you in a fit state to progress?
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