Professional services organisation supporting Infrastructure Manager engineering delivery team
System Safety (CSM-RA) and Conformance (National Technical Specification Notices) Management
2020 - Present
As part of this project we have had direct interaction with:
Detailed Design to Site Operation
To incorporate the new station at Brent Cross, a significant remodelling of the existing Cricklewood sidings and realignment of the mainline railway is required.
Working with a leading international professional services organisation and their project engineering team, HSRS is leading the system safety activities to demonstrate compliance to the CSM RA Regulations and associated infrastructure manager company standards.
Our scope also includes ensuring that the Stations element of the project, being led by the Local Authority, are in possession of the design and as-built evidence for Infrastructure works that will need to be included within their Technical File submission to the National Safety Authority, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
Upon commencing work on the project it was identified that there were a number of challenges surrounding the project:
Strained relationships with ASBO and System Review Panels based on late submissions and concerns over adequate scope coverage;
Introduction of a new Automatic Half Barrier Level Crossing (first in the Maintenance Delivery Unit area) into a Sidings environment that required 9 derogations based on site constraints, potential for Level Crossing not being accepted by Level Crossing Manager, and any residual risks not being accepted by Train Operating Companies (TOCs);
Significant mainline track slews to be undertaken to make room for new station island platforms, leading to potential issues surrounding sufficient Staff Protection for maintenance colleagues;
Hazard Transfer process not sufficiently implemented with TOCs, potentially leading to residual risks not being accepted and potential commissioning delays;
Lack of input from Infrastructure Manager Project Engineers and Design Contractor's Responsible Engineers into the resolution of hazardous events captured within the Hazard Record, having the potential therefore that the project would not be able to demonstrate compliance with the applicabel safety requirements and therefore commissioning delays.
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