An enhanced accident and incident reporting system has been welcomed by light rail leaders and is now ready to deliver a major boost for tramway safety.
The upgrade of a comprehensive Tramway Accident and Incident Reporting (TAIR) system has been boosted with the appointment of a dedicated data analyst by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.
Light rail safety professionals now have free access to the most up-to-date legislation, thanks to a new agreement between the LRSSB and the best-known provider of specialist information services.
As climate change continues to make extreme weather events more frequent and intense, new guidance has been published to help light rail operators respond to severe conditions.
A series of workshops organised by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is helping tramway operators to review their own risk models.
As part of a continuous review of existing light rail guidance, a document covering for the effective recruitment and training of new tram drivers has been reissued by the LRSSB.
New technology with the potential to further reduce the risk of ‘trap and drag’ incidents on tramways and similar transit systems is to be subject to a comprehensive research project.
Although 2022 has proved another challenging year on many fronts, when it comes to safety, the light rail sector has taken significant strides forward over the past 12 months.
In its business plan for 22/23, the LRSSB has committed to producing a total of 12 individual guidance documents by the end of this financial year and has published a summary of those completed so far.
Work to carry out a major upgrade to the Tram Accident and Incident Reporting (TAIR) system is gathering pace.
The dangers of jumping red lights near to tram lines are highlighted in one of the latest additions to a series of videos from the organisation responsible for driving light rail safety.
Revised guidelines on procedures and specifications for testing audible warnings on tramways has been published by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.
A new document from the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is setting out guidance for the design of well-integrated tramway depots and their operational control centres.
The safe testing and commissioning of new tramway vehicles and infrastructure has been put under the spotlight in guidance published this month by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.
The views of safety professionals from across the sector are to help shape the development of new light rail guidance and future updates to existing documentation.
The organisation responsible for driving light rail safety is streamlining its communications processes to ensure sector professionals are kept up to date on the latest guidance and other critical documents.
Plans to develop a new sector-wide ‘safety plan’ are to take shape during the first of a series of working group meetings organised by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.
Comprehensive guidance on monitoring Light Rail networks and the importance of effective control rooms, CCTV and communications has been published by the LRSSB.
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