The UIC Taskforce on Safety Barriers met for the fourth time on 19 October. This meeting provided an opportunity to begin drafting a definition of a barrier model with a common vision of a safety barrier.
A safety barrier is implemented to prevent an event with time, place and frequency. It protects against an event and can be active or passive. To go further, a barrier must reflect a systemic and integrated vision of safety by integrating the human and the organisation in order to act as a proactive and positive barrier to safety.
Later in the meeting, Frédéric Hénon presented a summary of UIC’s vision for the International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) 2021 and its potential activities in 2022.