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SAFETY ORAGANIZATION


Formation of safety organization:

The Safety Organization was created in Indian Railway arising out of the recommendations in reports of Inquiries into Serious Train Accidents by Kunzru and Sikri Committees. Initially the Safety Organization was functioning as one of the wings of Operating department.  Based on the recommendations of Justice Khanna Committee (Railway Safety Review Committee), a broad-based Safety department was set up with Officers and staff drawn from all disciplines concerned with safety in train operations, viz. Operating, Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Signal & Telecommunication departments manning the posts.

Role of safety organization:

·    To sensitize all safety category / train passing staff in Safety related issues

·    To identify Safety related Susceptibilities and Vulnerable locations where infringing safety

·    To have effective emergency response mechanism to handle situations arising out of untoward incidents

·    To enable the concerned departments to Deliver the required assistance during emergency

·    To adhere to the golden hour concept to rescue the trapped/ injured during accidents

·    To create safety consciousness among the staff through suitable counseling

·    To issue literature and update the knowledge of field staff

·    To fix the responsibilities of erring staff and correct them to avoid recurrence.

AIM of safety organisation:-

To achieve ‘Zero’ accidents on Indian railways duly keeping eagle eye on the train operations.

Safety Organization of GTL division is concentrating on the areas where attention is required and working on the issues to improve safety without hampering train operations. Moving nuke and corner of the Division to identify the shortfalls and to rectify them as and when noticed through the respective departments. The staff knowledge is being updated on the changes/modifications/ amendments in their day to day working through Safety circulars, Rule of the month, Fly leaf, Accidents Newsletters, conducting Safety Seminars, safety drives,and during inspections.

The alertness of staff on duty being monitored on daily basis by conducting night surprise inspections and ambush checks by officers and supervisors to avoid sleeping on duty, short cuts etc thus ensuring safety.

Though with all our efforts accidents are still happening due to the negligence of road users which are out of our control. The safety organization with available infrastructure conducting safety campaigns at various locations and educating the public/ villagers on motor vehicle act duly distributing Pamphlets, posters, natakas, cinema slides, through local networks etc.

Organization Structure:

At the Divisional level Safety Organization is headed by Sr.Divisional Safety Officers. Supervisory level staffs from all concerned departments are available for providing assistance at Divisional level.

Good work done by Safety Department:


S.No

Description of work

Remarks

1

Safety hoardings placed on either side of UMLCs,

Cautioning the road vehicle drivers duly illustrating the motor vehicle acts 119,131 and 161


2

Supplied disaster management board to all stations to display the contact numbers of all concerned during emergency.


3

Lamination of safety posters (17 different topics) supplied to all stations and LC gates throughout division.


4

Preparation of handouts/pamphlets distributed to public and road users in 3 languages i.e.English, Telugu and Kannada and distributed during safety campaigns



5

Providing Boards on SM’s panel to set the points against blocked line


6

Providing location boxes for keeping skids, chains etc for securing trains at stations having steeper gradients


7

Providing retro-reflective sheets on booms of LC gates to have visibility in the night hours


8

Providing stop boards at halt stations



























































































































































































1

Conducting quizzes to running and train passing staff on Safety


2

Organizing Nukkad Natakas as a part of Safety Campaign in public areas/villages


3

Safety Campaigns at LC gates/villages


4

Safety Seminars


5

Distribution of pamphlets & pasting of posters at public places/villages


6

Counselling of staff on Safety


7

Breath analyzer test for field staff


































































































































Routine activities being done by Safety Department:

I.Safety Circulars

S.No.

Date

Topic

1

19.4.11

Exchange of PNs with NI LC gates

2

18.5.11

Securing of train to prevent rolling back

3

02.6.11

Protection of material train while stabling

4

11.7.11

Train held up at FSS

5

11.8.11

Monsoon precautions

6

08.9.11

Fundamentals of safe and effective train driving.

7

10.10.11

Responsibilities for shunting

8

11.11.11

Instructions to work in tokenless push button type block instruments

9

15.12.11

Placing of detonators in thick foggy weather.

10

06.01.12

Exchange of PNs with NI LC gates

11

06.2.12

Securing of rakes/vehicles

12

07.3.12

Protection of material train when stabling

13

30.4.12

Train held up at FSS (GR 4.44)

14

11.5.12

Instructions to work in push button type block instrument

II.Safety Seminars

S.No

Date

Place

No. of staff attended

Subject Discussed

Apr-11

1

08.4.11

AD

12

Shunting precautions

2

16.4.11

ATP

15

Exchange of all right signals.

May-11

1

17.5.11

GTL

32

Working at NI LC gates

2

30.5.11

TTC/GTL

15

Shunting Precautions

June-11

1

16.6.11

DMM

40

Precautions to be taken on pint failure/signal failures

2

24.6.11

TTC/GTL

47

Exchange of all right signals and shunting precautions.

July-11

1

08.7.11

RI/GTL

139

Human failures in recent accidents.

2

15.7.11

DTTC/GTL

25

Precautions to be taken to prevent rolling back of trains.

Aug-11

1

18.8.11

GY

25

Shunting/stabling and securing of trains

2

22.8.11

CETC/GTL

13

Shunting/winter precautions.

Sep-11

1

19.9.11

DTTC/GTL

16

Working knowledge of LP& ALPs on locomotive and G&SR

2

23.9.11

CETC/GTL

36

Working at LC gates

October-11

1

12.10.11

TU

15

Securing of formations.

2

20.10.11

ATP

23

Precautions to be taken in block failures and line block

November-11

1

05.11.11

GY

60

Shunting precautions.

2

14.11.11

MALM

20

Precautions to be taken in point failures and signal failures

3

22.1.11

TTC/GTL

20

Exchange of alright signals

Decemeber-11

1

02.12.11

RU

65

Shunting precautions

2

13.12.11

DHNE

25

Precautions to be taken on signal failures

3

20.12.11

TTC/GTL

16

Securing the formation.

January-2012

1

05.01.12

RU

45

Securing of Formations

2

09.01.12

RC

20

Shunting precautions

February-12

1

16.2.12

RC

32

Precautions to be taken during signal failures

2

22.2.12

DMM

37

Shunting/stabling and securing of trains

March-12

1

21.3.12

RU

120

SPAD cases and unusual occurrences

2

27.3.12

DTTC/GTL

36

Precautions to be taken at NI gates

3

28.3.12

CETC/GTL

24

Precautions at LC gates and work spots

4

30.3.12

NRE

40

Shunting/stabling and securing of trains

April-12

1

05.4.12

RU

35

Setting of Points against blocked line

2

11.4.12

GY

25

Conducting air continuity test

3

26.4.12

DTTC/GTL

24

Shunting/stabling and securing of trains

May-12

1

14.5.12

GTL Lobby

30

Shunting/stabling and securing of trains

2

23.5.12

GY

25

Unified subsidiary rules

3

26.5.12

RU

24

Unified subsidiary rules

4

30.5.12

GY

25

Precautions to be taken on noticing of lerk/jerk

III.Safety Drives

S.No.

From

To

Subject

1

01.4.11

10.4.11

Precautions t avoid S&T failures

2

20.4.11

29.4.11

Audit fire safety system in Pantry cars and power cars

3

30.4.11

14.5.11

Securing of vehicles/DHMU/DEMU/EMUs at stations

4

14.5.11

28.5.11

Securing of vehicles/DHMU/DEMU/EMUs at stations

5

09.5.11

18.5.11

Workig of VCDs, validity of BPCs, speed checks for prevention of collisionsetc due to SPAD

6

13.5.11

19.5.11

Survey on all emergency crossovers

7

16.5.11

25.5.11

Reversing of points immediately on arrival of the trains.

8

20.5.11

03.6.11

Ensuring of availability of specified infrastructure at all UMLCs

9

09.6.11

15.6.11

Observing international level crossing awareness day on 9th July-11

10

10.6.11

24.6.11

Instances of trees falling on the tracks due to wind storms resulting in the break downs and consequent disruption to traffic.

11

12.6.11

18.6.11

Update and display of Disaster Management Boards

12

13.7.11

27.7.11

Shunting precautions

13

22.7.11

28.7.11

Availability Of specified infrastructure at all UMLCs

14

05.8.11

11.8.11

Functioning of auto flasher light in locos

15

23.8.11

02.9.11

Ambush checks on alertness of staff during exchange of alright signals.

16

13.9.11

22.9.11

Working of ASMs, PM and LPs during signal/point/block failures

17

05.10.11

14.10.11

Safe practices of GDR

18

21.10.11

30.10.11

Fire prevention in passenger carrying trains.

19

07.10.11

06.11.11

Fire in pantry cars

20

01.11.11

05.11.11

Identifying the vulnerable section prone to rail fracture and weld failures.

21

25.11.11

09.12.11

Prevention in passenger carrying trains.

22

22.11.11

28.11.11

Road surface at LCs

23

05.12.11

11.12.11

Location of signals on the right hand side of the track

24

26.12.11

31.01.12

Prevention to be taken at UMLCs

25

28.12.11

06.01.12

Locking of SLRs, guard cabins to avoid brake binding/wheel skidding

26

30.12.11

05.01.12

Re-inforce commitment to safety in train operation during festive atmosphere

27

12.01.12

18.01.12

To check the fitment of brake hand wheel and its spindle on the wagons and securing of the stabled load at stations

28

13.01.12

12.02.12

Securing of trains/rakes at stations’

29

25.01.12

08.02.12

Safe testing practices during construction/ NI works

30

14.2.12

13.3.12

Prevent accidents at UMLCs

31

05.3.12

20.3.12

Safety drive on infrastructure and ambush checks at LC gates

32

05.3.12

31.3.12

Ambush checks at LC gates to prevent accidents

33

12.3.12

26.3.12

Precautions to be taken at NI gate

34

12.3.12

31.3.12

Precautions to prevent SPAD cases

35

09.4.12

23.4.12

Ensuring Air brake continuity

36

4.5.12

18.5.12

Prevent short cut methods while attending S&T failures

37

24.5.12

07.6.12

Prevention of accidents

IV.Safety Campaigns

S.No

Date

Between stations/Place

No. of villagers counselled

April-11


1

01.4.11

RU-KHT

120

2

06.4.11

GTL-MLK

185

3

16.4.11

GY-ATP

165

May-11

1

09.5.11

GTL-GY-KLU

210

2

23.5.11

GTL-DHNE

185

3

27.5.11

GTL-PDL

95

June-11

1

15.6.11

GTL-ASP

125

2

19.6.11

GTL-PDL

110

3

25.6.11

GY-DMM

225

July-11

1

09.7.11

G-TU

295

2

23.7.11

GY-ATP

246

3

25.7.11

GTL-PDL

90

Aug-101

1

12.8.11

GTL-DHNE

210

2

13.8.11

GTL-MALM

285

3

27.8.11

GY-KLU

125

4

30.8.11

GTL-TU

14

September-11

1

03.9.11

GTL-MOO

350

2

15.9.11

GY-GDE

175

3

26.9.11

GTL-MYL

235

            October-11


1

07.10.11

GY-DMM

375

2

12.10.11

TU-GY

215

3

19.10.11

GTL-VP

175

4

28.10.11

RU-CTO

335

            November-11


1

11.11.11

GTL-AD

85

2

12.11.11

GTL-RC

385

3

18.11.11

GTL-VP

185

4

21.11.11

DMM-GY

380

            December-11

1

01.12.11

ASP-RC

280

2

09.12.11

GTL-PDL

170

3

13.12.11

GTL-DHNE & GTL-GTL

385

4

19.12.11

GTL-MKR

65

5

21.12.11

GY-TAC

135

            January-2012

1

07.01.12

GTL-BMH

75

2

09.01.12

RC-NW

245

3

25.01.12

GTL-BAY

120

4

28.01.12

RU-TPTY

275

            February-12

1

01.2.12

HX-YS

125

2

14.2.12

GY-ATP

175

`3

20.2.12

GTL-PDL

295

4

25.2.12

RU-KHT

175

            Mar-12

1

03.3.12

GTL-GY-KLU

200

2

16.3.12

KHT-GDR

350

3

17.3.12

RU-KHT

300

4

19.3.12

MKR-PDL

150

5

29.3.12

GY-KLU