Abstract of minutes of CME’s conference held on 21/22-05-2012 at Northern Railway Hq New Delhi
[Reference: RB’s L.No.2012/M(L)/466/3(18) Dated 09-07-2012]
SPAD is a cause of concern and it has to be ensured that the periodic rest is provided to running staff. Proper monitoring and counselling has to be ensured to the nominated Loco Inspectors. Railway should also ensure that the Loco Inspectors are being booking for their initial and refresher training. It should also be ensured that independent JA grade branch officer is deputed to look after the power organization in every division. Apart from this, the Zonal Railways suggested following action plan for SPAD reduction:
i. Loco Inspector should counsel the LP as well as ALP regarding signals, proper rest and road learning. There is a need to counsel the ALPs also.
ii. The train indicator board at stations show red/green coloured indications. These are confusing to the LPs of the approaching trains. Lights common with signal aspects should not be used on any display boards on the platform.
iii. Joint signal sighting inspection by Sr.DSTE and Sr.DME should be done at least once in 6 months for proper signal visibility. All joint inspections carried out for signal visibility should be monitored.
iv. Night footplate by officers and inspectors between 0-4 hrs to be carried out regularly.
v. There should be a system of providing regular feedback to drivers on the unusual occurrences reported by them while signing off.
vi. There is a need to practically educate the crew regarding isolating of coaches and making them single pipe. CDO/Bandra has developed a video on this aspect and this need to be circulated.
vii. Most of the time the ALP goes to attend any unusual occurrence and we should concentrate on the training of ALPs.
viii. All SPAD cases are required to be discussed as case study in all training centres as a part of their training module.
ix. Booking of crew should be preferably done after 6 hours while reporting from long leave and rest.
x. Random checks of mobile phone records with service providers by nominated LIs to check the usage of mobile phone by the crew during run.
xi. Retro-reflective arrow marks on each signal post can be provided for proper identification.