Information published on 23 October 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 315.

UIC Human Factors Working Group has published two documents

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On the occasion of the Safety Platform plenary which took place on 11 October in London, the UIC Human Factors Working Group published two documents: one about “Organisational and human aspects of safety at border crossings", and the other about the “Analysis of human, organisational and social dimensions of an incident.”
These two publications are the achievement of several months – if not years – of hard work stemming from the interaction between UIC members and the Human Factors Working Group. These documents reflect the teamwork based on the sharing of best practice and the exchange of know-how between the members, and constitute a real success!

The first document provides best practice and recommendations for railway undertakings and infrastructure managers (organisation of work, staff training, assistance tools…) in order to improve their control over the effects of crossings borders on staff members’ behaviour.

Presented as 10 practical sheets, the second document reviews all we need to know when we want to analyse an accident or an incident.

Some examples of sheets:

  • Purposes of seeking to establish causes
  • Process of in-depth analysis of rail incidents
  • Objectives of in-depth analysis of rail incidents
  • Methods and tools
  • Analysis team
  • Training

For further information about these documents, please contact the UIC Senior Advisor for Human Factors Virginie Papillault: