Indian Railway main logo
Search :
Increase Font size Normal Font Decrease Font size
   View Content in Hindi
National Emblem of India

About Us

Citizen Charter

Trains & Timings

Passenger Services / Freight Information

Public Information

Tenders

Contact Us



 
Bookmark Mail this page Print this page
QUICK LINKS

About UsPhoto GalleryGeneral AdministrationContact UsAccountsCommercialElectricalEngineering
Loco ShedsMechanicalMedicalOperatingPersonnelRajbashaSafetySecuritySignal & Telecom
    

     Our Mission:

         Accident free train operation and related maintenance without compromising safety.

     

    OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT

About us:

Safety Organization of SC division has been putting continuous efforts to create safety consciousness among the field staff engaged in train operation duties to provide a reliable & safe service to the customers. High priority to safety has been accorded by the division, aiming to reduce possibility of accidents.

          

          

               Organisation Structure:

               

                    

               Safety organization is playing its unique role towards achieving this goal by consistently adopting a number of measures viz.,

·Extensive safety camps and safety seminars by associating Officers  & Supervisors.

·Safety drives on sensitive and gray areas.

·Night Inspections, Surprise Night Inspection.

·Frequent Ambush Checks to prevent adoption of Short cut methods.

·Issue of regular Safety literature i.e Safety Alert Advises, Fortnightly  Safety bulletins on different safety instructions/rules are issued in bilingual form for easy understanding by the grass root level staff.

·Counseling of Safety Category Staff all over the division.

·Monitoring of PME & Refresher Course of the Safety Category Staff.

·Public Awareness programs conducted at Unmanned LCs with the local RTOs, Safety Posters/Stickers have been printed and distributed to all concerned and public.

·Periodical Joint inspection of ART / MRV & ensuring its movement as per the prescribed frequency.

·Conducting Joint Safety Audits at important/indentified stations and field centers.

·Conducting inter divisional safety audit in selected stations in other division.

With the above measures Safety Organization is putting all its efforts to minimize the possibilities of accidents.

I.SAFETY LITERATURE ISSUED (2015-16)

Sl. No

Description

Nos. issued

1

Safety News (F.N Safety Bulletins)

16

2

Alert Advice

08

3

Safety Meetings at stations

08 (at each station)

4

Fly Leafs (From Jan-15)

10

5

Bi-monthly Safety Bulletin of HQs ( From Jan /15 )

04

6

Vigil (From Jan /15 )

02

7

Weekly Safety Bulletins (HQ)

09

II.DETAILS OF SAFETY DRIVES CONDUCTED DURING THE CURRENT YEAR APRIL/15 TO NOVEMBER/15.  ARE AS UNDER:-

SAFETY DRIVES CONDUCTED  DURING 2015-16

APRIL/2015

Nil

May/2015

1

Launching of a special safety drive on proper sprinkling of water on to the coal before loading at coal loading points.

15 days

2

Launching of a special safety drive for observing “Level Crossing Awareness Week” and “International Level Crossing Awareness Day”(ILCAD on 3rd June2015)

15 days

3

Special safety drive for Observance of GR 6.07

15days.

June/2015

Nil

July/2015

1

Special safety drive on “Monsoon Patrolling”.

15 days

2

Launching of a special safety drive to prevent accidents during the present monsoon due to cyclonic storm, heavy rains and landslides etc.

15days

August/2015

1

Special safety drives to check the working condition of HS lamps/Tri-colored torches.

15 days

September/2015

1

Special safety drive at crew lobbies.

10 days

2

Special safety drive on attention to observations made during joint inspection of Points & Crossings.

15 days

October/2015

1

Safety drive on Safety Preparedness.

30 days

2

Special safety drive on account of Non Adherence to extant rules and procedures.

15 days

November/2015

1

Special safety drive to prevent incidence of fire in trains

15 days

III.INSPECTIONS/CHECKS CONDUCTED BY SAFETY BRANCH FROM 01.04.15 to 31.10.15

Day

Night

Total

Officer

99

59

158

Supervisors

1126

510

1636

IV.INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED BY DIVISIONAL OFFICERS FROM 01.04.15 to 31.10.15 (As per Night Inspection Schedule given by Safety Branch):

Night Footplate

Station/LC

Night Inspections

Total

116

462

578

V.INSPECTIONS/CHECKS  CONDUCTED(2015-16)

                             (upto 25.11.2015)

 Sl.No.

Subject

Number

1

Safety Audits by JA Grade Officers at important Stations.

4

2

Joint Inspections of ART/MRV by JA Grade Officers.

4

3

Surprise Night Inspections by Divisional Officers.

83 (Avg. Per Month)

4

Safety inspections by DRM along with  Branch officers 

5

5

Inter Divisional safety audit in other divisions.

1

2.SPECIAL INITIATIVES TAKEN ON THE AREAS  CAUSING CONCERN:

I.STEPS TAKEN FOR PREVENTION OF SPAD:

1.Seminars conducted at all Crew Lobbies of the division to educate/counsel LPs/ALPs regarding various reasons lead to the cases of SPAD.

2.Dos & Don’ts to avoid SPAD incidents exhibited through posters at all lobbies & Running Rooms.

3.Directions issued:

a)For LPs to acknowledge VCD, instead of both by LP/ALP.

b)To LPs on improved driving technique i.e related to working of trains on cautious speeds while passing permissive signal at caution and while approaching danger signals on down gradient etc.

c)To observe prescribed speeds strictly while entering terminal stations.

d)To promptly utilize Auto/emergency/DMH brakes in the event of EP not responding in MEMUs/EMUs.

e)To ensure working condition of auto brakes of EMUs by applying same at nominated stations.

4.Interacting sessions with LPs/ALPs are conducted at Crew Lobby depots.

5.Frequent checks conducted to ensure switching ‘off’ the CUG phone by LP/ALPs on duty.

II.STEPS TAKEN TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS DUE TO HUMAN-FAILURE:-

1.Intense monitoring of Station/Yard staff is carried out frequently by Officers.

2. Ambush checks and night-surprise inspections in various sections of the Division on daily basis are done and deterrent action is taken on defaulters.

3.Monitoring implementation of gradation of Loco (running) staff and staff performing Train-Passing duties.

4.Monitoring staff overdue for Refresher course, PME, Safety camp etc. done.

5.Inculcation of safety consciousness among staff through publicity, safety literature viz.,   Fortnightly Safety News Bulletins, Alert Advises, Fly Leaves, posters, Brochures, Pocket-folders and also through    Audio/Visual aids.

6.Safety-drives are launched frequently on various subjects based on the causes of train accidents/unusual occurrences.

7.Seminars are conducted on various aspects, regarding safe working of trains from time to time.

8.Gang men & Trackmen are counseled by conducting seminars on various aspects viz., Monsoon/winter patrolling, Action  to be taken in case of weld failures/rail fractures, Procedure for placing of detonators for protection of track, Gatemen duties, Recent accident cases & causes are also explained.

III.STEPS TAKEN TO PREVENT LC ACCIDENTS:

a)LC gates are periodically checked for procedural adherence by Gatemen.

b)Competency of Gatemen and availability of infrastructure as per prescribed norms, are being ensured.

c)Night Surprise Checks are being conducted to ensure alertness and sobriety of Gatemen.

d)Gatemen are being counselled on action to be taken in case of unusual/abnormalities noticed by running trains.

e)Safety boards are provided at all LCs indicating duties of Gatemen on observation of various abnormal situations.

f)Gatemen are being counselled on action to be taken in case of gate failures/road vehicles obstructing –Dealing of trains.

·Steps taken to prevent accidents at Unmanned LCs:

a)To educate road users about safety at unmanned level crossings, publicity campaigns are periodically launched through CCTV at major stations, by SMSs to phone numbers in the vicinity of UMLCs, posters and newspapers.

b)Joint ambush checks with civil authorities are conducted to nab errant road vehicle drivers under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the Railways Act, 1989.

c)Provision of gate counsellors:  At all 52 UMLCs gate counsellors are provided in  two shifts in both day and night

Sl. No

Items

Quantity

1

No. of SMS given on safe passage at UMLCs in English,

Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi.

7 Lakhs

2

Safety Stickers

850

3

Distribution of Pamphlets at LCs, in Bus stands, Petrol

bunks, RTO Offices, Panchayat offices,

2540

4

Safety Posters

100

5

Media coverage was given in leading local and

vernacular language news papers(Photos enclosed) &

Advertisement hoardings/Flexis near stations

4 News

papers.

18 Flexis.

6

Nukkad nataks conducted

5 places

7

Audio visual short films on CCTVs and public address

system at stations

25 stations

8

Public Awareness campaigns in villages near LCs, Bus

depots, petrol pumps by safety wing along with scouts &

guides and shown Films/videos.

41 MLCs,

58UMLCs,

35Village.

9

Special checks at Level crossings with RTO/RPF and

local police.

8

10

Awareness Campaigns & safety meetings.

29

11

Appraised the road users on the MV Act provision.

1500

12

Checked the habbit of Whistling by LPs of Trains.

105

13

Checked the infrastructure at UMLCs.

58

14

No. of Road Users counseled.

6000

IV.SAFETY SEMINARS:  At BDCR

1.Mega safety seminar was conducted under the Chairmanship of ADRM/T/SC  on 03.06.2015 at Bhadrachalam Road station. Sr.DSO, Dy CSO/Elect, DCM, AO/BDCR, RTO officials from State Govt and More than 180 staff are attended the seminar. During the seminar arranged power point presentation on accident case studies at Level crossings and procedural lapses noticed during last two years. Various issues related to safety at LCs viz., Procedural adherence by Gateman, SMs and S&T staff, Up keeping of road condition, ensuring standard signage are reiterated.

2.At the end of seminar an interactive session conducted,staff of CLIs, LPs, ALPs, TI, SMs, PWIs, SSE/SE/JE/Sig, Pointmen staff and gatemen of interlocked and non-interlocked LCs etc., have attended, the program was covered in Local News papers.

3. Apart from the above, ADRM/T and other Officers interacted with travelling public on Plot form and distributed pamphlets and stickers in view of Rail Yatri/Upabhokta Pakwada. More than 300 passengers were gathered on plot form.

4.Gatemen at Manned LCs and Gate Mitras at Unmanned LC gates were counseled intensively regarding safety aspects at LC gates.

5.Safety Drives conducted at 41 Manned and all  58 Un Manned LC gates from 26.5.15 to 09.6.15.

6.About 2337 road users were counselled regarding awareness and care to be taken at LC gates and distributed around 2540 pamphlets.

7.Audio clippings regarding awareness to be shown at LC gates were played during these drives.

8.Safety awareness interactive sessions organized at 10 stations/yards and interacted with 403 staff and 820 passengers.

9.Four crew booking/running rooms covered and interacted with LPs, ALPs, CLIs, Guards and contract staff.

10.During the drive RPF staff along with Traffic police/GRP conducted checks on two wheeler and realized fine of Rs.1000/-,and apprenhended 15 persons realized fine through littering & urinals Rs.3300/- 

                    

                    

                         

                              Counselling of Road users at UMLCS,Municipal Officer/VKB etc, School Children etc:


     I.STEPS TAKEN  TO PREVENT FIRE ACCIDENTS:     

Intensive safety drives are conducted on aspects such as:

Intensive publicity campaigns to prevent the travelling public from carriage of inflammable goods are regularly undertaken.

Checks for prevention of carrying explosives, dangerous inflammable articles, crackers, gas cylinders, dry grass leaves, acids, corrosive substances by passengers, or booked as parcels.

Checks on safety provisions in gas operated cooking arrangements in pantry car.

Checks on unauthorized hawkers and vendors using Sigris and Stoves on trains.

Provision of fire extinguishers in Locos, SLRs, Pantry cars and AC Coaches and their working condition..

Joint surprise checks at stations of luggage and parcels for inflammable material by Railway officials in co-ordination with GRP and RPF and Commercial staff.

Alertness on the part of station staff, cabin staff, gateman and running staff for exchanging ‘all right’ signals for safe passage of trains.

Provision of safety hammers in AC coaches for breaking glass during emergencies. 

Skits, play-lets and exhibition of audio-visual CDs using outdoor LCD projectors on hazards of carrying inflammable articles and smoking are displayed / aired in local TV channels. 

Guard-cum-Brake Van and AC coaches in all trains are provided with portable fire extinguishers to cater for emergencies due to fire accidents.

Improved materials for electrical fittings and fixtures such as MCB, light fittings, terminal boards, connectors etc. are being used progressively

Publicity in all stations through CCTV and frequent announcement through PA system on hazards of carriage of inflammable articles.

Proper maintenance and upkeep of electrical devices, boilers, refrigerator, chimneys, wiring systems and junction boxes etc.,in pantry cars.

Adequate fire suppression measures and their proper maintenance in the pantry cars. The staff including pantry car staff should be trained for operating Fire extinguishers.

Periodical checking of availability of CBC keys with all LPs, Guards, Travelling C&W staff and pantry cars.

1.IMPROVEMENT OF  SAFETY –ACTION TAKEN

ØSAFETY CIRCLES:Under the guidance of DRM/SC9 safety circles were formed in SC division. Sr supervisors in each circle will  meet once  in a month and safety related items and safety constraints in day to day working.. Asst scale officers will join in every 2ndmonth to solve the points raised during first meeting. Those which are beyond their purview must be brought to the notice of Branch Officers.

a.Review Meeting of Safety Circles by DRM:

·DRM conducted review meeting of Safety Circles MAGH-KZJ & KZJ-BPA sections.

·Expressed concern over the recent accidents occurred in Indian Railways and stressed the importance of safety awareness among all the staff during day to day activities.

·Instructed that the issues raised are to be taken to logical conclusion. Most of issues can be resolved by supervisors and Assistant Officers and those which are beyond their purview must be brought to the notice of Branch Officers.

a.Review of Safety Circles of HYB-VKB & VKB-WD sections:

·Safety Circles review meeting was conducted at VKB and DRM addressed all the members of the groups.

·DRM has scrutinized point by point and also action taken to address the issues.


                         
                            Nukkad Nataks Played at Vikarabad and Zaheerabad Stations on “Safety of road users at UMLCs”
                    

                    


                              MOBILE SAFETY PROPOGANDA OF ROAD VEHICLES AT BDCR STATION

                              

                              SAFETY PROPOGANDA AND COUNSELING OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

                                                       

                    PROPOGANDA AND COUNSELING OF AUTO DRIVERS,TRUCK DRIVERS& VILLAGERS

                    

                    PROPOGANDA AND COUNSELING DONE BY RDO & RTA OFFICIALS AT LC.NO.1
                    

                    SAFETY PROPOGANDA AND COUNSELING SHOWN BY PLAYING NUKKAD & NATAKS
                    

                                    ___________________________________________________________________




Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 08-12-2015  


  Admin Login | Site Map | Contact Us | RTI | Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy Valid CSS! Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

© 2016  All Rights Reserved.

This is the Portal of Indian Railways, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Railways entities. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Railways Entities and Departments Maintained by CRIS, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.