SSW JSC(10)3rd Minutes 10/15 – 10/23

Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited
REVISED DRAFT Minutes of a meeting of Joint Safety Committee held on Wednesday 22 September 2010 at Friars Bridge Court present: Andy Pitt Jan Chaudhry Ian Johnston Andrew Welsby Andrew Edwards Keith Usher Barbara Davenport Stuart Giddings Martin Dye Graham Morris Pete Skelly Rickey Goodman Iain Anderson John Walsh Alan Martin Mark Starkey Andy Haddon Managing Director (chairman) Operations Director Customer Service Director Human Resources Director Legislation and Standards Manager Head of Operational Standards Head of Employee Wellbeing Head of Security & Crime Prevention Company Council Representative (ASLE&F) District Organiser (ASLE&F) Regional Organiser (RMT) Company Council Representative (RMT) Divisional Secretary (TSSA) Health and Safety Representative (TSSA) Health and Safety Representative (Island Line) HQ Safety (observer) Safety Standards & Emergency Planning Manager (secretary)

Apologies for absence were received from: Christian Roth Engineering Director Brian Cook Safety and Environment Director Item JSC 10/15 The Chairman welcomed Committee members. The Committee noted the minutes of the last meeting held on 09 June 2010 and approved them with no amendments.

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The Committee reviewed the items on the actions tracking log. Any actions carried forward have been recorded on the log, which is appended to these minutes.

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The Head of Security & Crime Prevention gave a presentation to the Committee on Staff Assaults Update. It was confirmed by the Legislation & Standards Manager that the statistics referred to in the presentation did include Island Line. The District Organiser (ASLE&F) asked whether our statistics included SSWT employees who were assaulted on services operated by other train operating companies whilst travelling to and from work, and particularly when in company uniform.

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Instances of SSWT employees either being assaulted or having an accident whilst travelling on another train operator’s train services to or from work are not included in SSWT statistics. Any SSWT employee must, in those circumstances, report the event to the owning train operator in the first instance. This is essential to allow the train operating company involved to record and investigate the event as part of their own accident/incident reporting procedures and safety performance requirements. However, SSWT employees should always inform their line manager should such an event occur.

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The Legislation and Standards Manager gave a presentation to Committee members on South West Trains’ and Island Line’s safety performance for Periods 02, 03, 04 and 05 2010/11. 18.01 Performance Indicators The Legislation and Standards Manager reported on the current position against the KPI targets. 18.02 Exceptional Events Two passenger fatalities had occurred over the four periods; a drunk male who fell onto the track at Earlsfield in front of train 2O71 on 5 June (exact cause of death still being investigated but not deemed suspicious), and a male passenger who fell onto the track adjacent to platform 4 and came into contact with the conductor rail at Twickenham on 23 July (currently being treated as an accident after CCTV footage was viewed). 18.03 SPADs The Legislation and Standards Manager advised the Committee that the current SPAD statistics were still better in comparison with previous years, despite five Category A SPAD’s on Network Rail Infrastructure and two on SSWT infrastructure. The Head of Operational Standards gave a brief overview on the circumstances surrounding the SPAD’s. 18.04 Station overruns The Legislation & Standards Manager informed the Committee that the number of station overruns were at a figure slightly higher than we would have preferred as we approach the leaf fall season.
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18.06

Door Opening Irregularities The Legislation & Standards Manager informed the Committee that there had been a decrease in the MAA figure due to the continuing positive trend in the number of incidents.

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Physical Assaults/Threats and Abuse The Committee noted that the Physical Assault MAA had decreased. The Company Council Representative (RMT) asked whether details could be ascertained of the unspecified incident involving a Revenue Protection Inspector at Waterloo on page 41 of the Safety Performance Report.
POST MEETING NOTE

The Joint Safety Committee Secretary has supplied more details of the event to the Company Council Representative (RMT).

18.08

Environment The Legislation & Standards Manager informed the Committee of the positive trend in emergency consumption and waste recycling figures.

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The Committee noted that there were no CIRAS issues to report. The Company Council Representative (RMT) raised an issue concerning cleaning and maintenance of on-train rubbish bins. It has been reported that liquids from unfinished and discarded drink containers were contaminating the base of the bins, and the Company Council Representative (RMT) asked whether Fleet Engineering could ensure that rubbish bins were more thoroughly cleaned when trains are in depot for servicing. The Chairman acknowledged the concerns raised by the Company Council Representative (RMT) and would consult with the Engineering Director to take the matter forward accordingly. ACTION (2010-02): Engineering Director The Divisional Secretary (TSSA) reminded the Committee that it was European Safety Week commencing 25 October and suggested that where possible, H&S Joint Inspections should take place on 27 October during that week to raise safety profile. The Committee proposed that following his recent retirement, thanks should be passed on to Bill Read for his involvement in Joint Safety Committee activities over the years. The Chairman also proposed a vote of thanks to Andrew Edwards, Standards & Legislation Manager, who is shortly leaving SSWT to take up a permanent post with East Midlands Trains.

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The date of the next meeting of Joint Safety Committee is Wednesday 15 December 2010 and will be held in the Beaulieu Room, Friars Bridge Court starting at 13:00 (please note the start time of this meeting). Please advise the Safety Standards & Emergency Planning Manager of any items for inclusion on the agenda for this meeting by 5pm on Tuesday 30 November, including any supporting papers.

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