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     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 Fortnightly Safety bulletins on irregularities noticed during inspections and Safety Alert Advises on different safety instructions/rules are issued in bilingual form for easy understanding by the grass root level staff.

·Counselling 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 RTOs, Safety Posters/Stickers have been printed and distributed to all concerned and public.

·Conducting of alcoholic (BA) test for Safety Category Staff all over the division.

·Periodical Joint inspection of ART / MRV & ensuring its movement.

·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.STATISTICS:

Sl.

No

Category

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18 Up to 30.09.17

RB

HQ

RB

HQ

RB

HQ









A-Consequential:

1

Collision

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

Fire

--

1

--


--

--

3

Level crossing

Manned

--

--

--

--

--

--

Unmanned

--

--

--

--

--

--

4

Derailment

At Stations

--

--

--

--

--

--

Bet Stations

1

--

1

--

1

--

5

Others

--

--

--

--

--

--

B-Indicative:

6

Averted Collisions

--

--

--

1

--

--

7

Breach of Block Rules

--

--

--

--

--

--

8

Passing Signal at Danger

--

2

--

4

--

2

T O T A L

1

3

1

5

1

2

4

6

3





A.SAFETY LITERATURE ISSUED UPTO 30.09.17 (2017-18)

Sl. No

Description

Nos. issued

1

Fortnightly Safety Bulletins

12

2

Alert Advice

09

3

Safety Meetings at stations

9 (at each station)

4

Fly Leafs (From Jan-17)

10

5

Bi-monthly Safety Bulletin of HQs ( From Jan /17)

04

6

Vigil (From Jan /17 )

02

7

Weekly Safety Bulletins (HQ)

10

B.SAFETY DRIVES CONDUCTEDDURING 2017-18:DETAILS OF SAFETY DRIVES CONDUCTED DURING THE CURRENT YEAR FROM APRI’17 TO SEP’17 ARE AS UNDER:

S No.

Month

Subject

Period

1

April

Calendar Safety drive for 2017-Special safety drive to

prevent LC Gate open cases (Non-Interlocked)

07 days

2

One month long Special safety drive ordered by MR

from 24.04.17 to 23.05.17.

30 days

3

May

Calendar Safety drive for 2017-Special safety drive

on Fire Prevention

07 days

4

Launching of fortnightly Safety drive to prevent

accidents due to unauthorized trespassing.

15days

5

Launching of a special safety drive for Observing

“Level Crossing Awareness Week”(29th May to 2nd

June’2017) and “International Level Crossing

AwarenessDay” (2ndJune 2017)(ILCAD)

6 days

6

June

Calendar Safety drive for 2017-Special safety drive

on Prevention of SPAD

07 days

7

July

Calendar Safety drive for 2017-Special safety drive

on Weather Warning and Monsoon Precaution.

07 days

8

August

Calendar of Safety Drives for 2017- Safety Drive on

“Reversal of loco / Change of traction”

07 days

9

Special safety drive onWorking of Non-interlocked

manned LC gate

15days

10

Railway Board safety drive for Preventionof

accidents for a period of 90 days with effect from 21.08.17

90 days

11

Launching of a fortnightly special safety drive

regarding Working on running lines” and “safety at

work sites. From 28.08.17 to 11.09.17

15 days

12

Sept

Calendar of Safety Drives for 2017- Safety Drive onPrevention of Yard derailments From 01.09.17 to 07.09.17.

07 days

13

Launching of Special Safety drive on Shunting

operations (from 22.09.17)

10 days

14

Launching of fortnightly Safety drive on train parting of coaching trains.

15 days

15

Oct

Calendar of Safety Drives for 2017- Safety Drive on “Sign ‘on’ / ‘off’ activity ”

07 days

C.INSPECTIONS/CHECKS CONDUCTED BY SAFETY BRANCH FROM 01.04.17 to 30.09.17


Day

Night

Total

Officer

105

65

170

Supervisors

675

495

1170

D.INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED BY DIVISIONAL OFFICERS FROM 01.04.17 to 30.09.17 (As per Night Inspection Schedule given by Safety Branch):

Night Footplate

Station/LC

Night Inspections

Total

163

381

544

E.INSPECTIONS/CHECKS CONDUCTED DURING 2017-18 (upto 30.09.17)


Subject

Number

Safety Audits headed by ADRM with JA Grade Officers at important Stations.

1

Joint Inspections of ART/MRV by JA Grade Officers.

3

Surprise Night Inspections by Divisional Officers.

91 (Avg. Per Month)

Inter Divisional safety audit in other divisions.

2

Safety Inspection conducted by DRM/ADRMs in all sections

06

III.SPECIAL INITIATIVES TAKEN ON THE AREAS CAUSING CONCERN:

a.STEPS TAKEN FOR PREVENTION OF SPAD:

Carrying out Foot plate inspections by Safety Dept and Divisional Officers to check the driving practices of LP/ALPs.

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

Directions issued:

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

LPs should stop the train at a distance of 500mts in advance of stop signal when it is in danger/ON on down gradients of 1 in 100, 1 in 150 or steeper, and draw ahead up to two OHE masts cautiously.

In other locations stop the train in advance of two OHE masts from stop signal and draw a head cautiously.

Coaching trains while approaching stop signals at ‘ON’ shall regulate their speed well under control at inner distance and further reduce the speedso as to stop the train at the foot of the signal.

Walkie-talkies should not be used while on run until unless situation warrant for emergency.

To observe prescribed speeds strictly while entering terminal stations.

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

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

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

Frequent checks conducted to ensure switching ‘off’ the CUG phone by LP/ALPs while on duty as per JPO.

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

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

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

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

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

ØInculcation 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.

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

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

ØGang 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.

c.STEPS TAKEN TO PREVENT LC ACCIDENTS:

ØLC gates are periodically checked for procedural adherence by Gatemen.

ØCompetency of Gatemen and availability of infrastructure as per prescribed norms, are being ensured.

ØNight Surprise Checks are being conducted to ensure alertness and sobriety of Gatemen.

ØGatemen are being counselled on action to be taken in case ofunusual/abnormalities noticed by running trains.

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

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

d.STEPS TAKEN TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS AT MANNED/ 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 11 UMLCs gate counsellors are provided in two shifts in both day and night.

S No.

Items

Quantity

1

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

Hindi, Kannada and Marathi.

6,95,000

2

Safety Stickers

750

3

Distribution of Pamphlets at LCs, in Bus stands, Petrol bunks,

RTO Offices, Panchayat offices,

10,000

4

Safety Posters

1000

5

Media coverage was given in leading local and vernacular

language news papers(Photos enclosed) & Advertisement

hoardings/Flexis near stations

6News

papers.

15 Flexis.

6

Nukkad nataks conducted

4 places

7

Audio visual short films on CCTVs and public address system at

stations

22 stations

8

Public Awareness campaigns in villages near LCs, Bus depots,

petrol pumps by safety wing

10 MLCs,

11 UMLCs,

15Villages.

9

Special checks at Level crossings with RTO/RPF and local

Police.

3 Places

10

Awareness Campaigns & safety meetings.

10 places

11

Appraised the road users on the MV Act provision.

1000

12

Checked the habit of Whistling by LPs of Trains.

50

13

Checked the infrastructure at UMLCs.

12

14

No. of Road Users counseled.

2000

e.STEPS TAKENTO PREVENT FIRE ACCIDENTS:Intensive safety checksare beingconducted 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.

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

f.SAFETY CIRCLES:

·9 Safety Circles formed in SC Division. Sr. Supervisors in each circle will meet once in a month and discuss safety related issues and safety constraints in day to day working. Asst scale officers will join in every 2nd month to solve the issues raised during first meeting. Those which are beyond their purview must be brought to the notice of Branch officers in Monday DRM safety meeting. One Safety counselor will coordinate the meeting in every month.

IV.SAFETY SEMINARS:  At KZJ Community hall: Mega safety seminar was conducted under the chairmanship ofADRM/O, Sr.DSO with entire safety branch, Sr.DEE/TRSO, Sr.DEE/ELS/KZJ, DEN/Central and AO/KZJ along with 250 staff are attended the seminar.

Sr.DSO explained the power point presentation and stressed the need to follow the rules pertaining to gate working. The accidents at level crossing are manmade and can be avoided by '3Es'' formula (Education, Engineering & Enforcement). He also explained the various issues related to level crossings,


                 

ADRM/O & Sr.DSO addressing the Seminar

                 
     

Staff attended in seminar hallSr.DSO Interacting with Gateman




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Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 08-11-2017  


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