Old 4th Jul 2019, 21:22
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NWSRG
 
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
The root cause will not be related to the wearing of appropriate PPE. If ear defenders were required, it will be because noisy machinery was in use at the work site. The machinery will have also drowned out the sound of approaching trains, which are practically silent until close by in most circumstances.
The root cause will be related to the failure of the system being used to plan/supervise the work and/or warn the team of the approach of a train in plenty of time to allow them to return to their "place of safety".
Correct...this will be down to a failure of the Safe System of Work. The Ear Defenders might have been the last hole in the Swiss Cheese, but the process has to have been flawed somewhere, or was not being adhered to.
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