IP Southern Safety Update – Near miss, incorrect SSOW pack

IP Southern Safety Update – Near miss, incorrect SSOW pack

The driver of a train reported a Near Miss involving a working party that was undertaking a planned line blockage at Sankey Viaduct, near to St Helens Junction. The line was handed back to the Signaller and it was confirmed that the COSS had taken the blockage on the incorrect line.

Prior to taking the line blockage, the COSS had identified that the SSOW Pack was incomplete. During the handover brief the COSS was provided with the incorrect line reference and subsequently took the line blockage on the wrong line.

Remember: Never use an incomplete or incorrect SSOW pack.

Thanks to IP Central for sharing this safety message.

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