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					RS# 1 Rail Safety Introduction 
Draft date: Oct 5, 2011 Rev 1

 Corporate Health and Safety 
        Guidelines, Scope and Purpose
     This power point presentation identified as Rail Safety (RS) PPT #1 provides the AM Rail 
     Safety standard AM ST 004, Fatality Prevention Assessment (FPA) and good practice 
     guidelines to help each ArcelorMittal site to achieve compliance and implement good 
     practice to prevent rail safety incidents. Each site must have specific written procedures, 
     training, and job briefings in place to protect employees when operating and working on or 
     near rail equipment. In addition each site is to have an effective ongoing layered evaluation 
     and shop floor audit process that ensures rail safety practices and conditions are being 
     These guidelines apply to all employees of ArcelorMittal business units, contractors, 
     subcontractors, and hired labour employees performing work for or on behalf of 
     ArcelorMittal on premises owned, rented or otherwise occupied by ArcelorMittal. The 
     guidelines outlined in these trainings are indicative and may not be in contradiction with the 
     local legal regulations nor the AM ST 004. Group Companies will as a minimum, follow the 
     prevailing local regulations for all work in and around rail and rail equipment. Where the AM 
     standard is more demanding, then it will apply.  
     The objective of these training PPTs are to provide training and understanding regarding 
     the hazards of rail operations and to prevent incidents which may cause harm to people, 
     equipment, environment, or process. They also serve as templates for site customization 
     for specific local regulatory processes or requirements of specific rules or equipment.  

References and Links
• U.S.Railroad Safety Statistics; Peter W. French, july 29,2008
• BMS Group; railroad
• Alberta Transportation; industrial Railway Operating; December 2009
• Wikipedia; the free encyclopedia
• CSX Corporation; www.contractorientation.com 2000
• RSSB; rail safety & standards board; handbooks, guidance and recommendations
• USW Railroad Safety 10/06/2008
• http://www.railsigns.co.uk
• Emergency & Railway Safety Occurrence Management; 18.02.2011; Australia
  Western Railroad Pty Ltd www.arg.net.au
• Guideline for rail safety training; Victoria Governement


•   Six Power Point Trainings RS #1- #6
•   Hazards of Rail Operations
•   AM ST 004 Rail Standard and FPA   
•   HIRA   Hazard identification and Risk Assessment
•   Traffic Plan
•   Management Responsibilities
•   Site Rail Safety Committee
•   Training, Auditing, and Life Books

Six Power Point Trainings 
Rail Safety #1- #6 Summaries 
                   Power Point Trainings
                   Rail Safety RS #1- #6
      RS # 1           Introduction   
      RS # 2           Rail Safety Vehicles, Equipment, Tools 
      RS # 3           Work Environment
      RS # 4           Rail Traffic Operations & Instructions
      RS # 5           Maintenance
      RS # 6           Emergencies & Incidents

      Please utilize all of these trainings beginning with this RS #1 
      Introduction. You may customize these trainings to fit your specific 
      equipment and site rail safety program needs. 

Six Power Point Training Summaries - RS 1- 3
RS # 1 Introduction   
   •   Six Power Point Trainings - RS #1- #6
   •   Hazards of Rail Operations
   •   AM ST 004 Rail Standard and FPA                         RS # 3
   •   HIRA Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
                                                        Work Environment
   •   Traffic Plan
                                                         • Tracks
   •   Management Responsibilities
                                                         • Switches
   •   Site Rail Committee
                                                         • Crossings
   •   Training, Auditing and Life Books
                                                         • Traffic signs
                                                         • In production halls

RS # 2 Rail Safety Vehicles, Equipment, Tools    
    • Locomotives
    • Wagons, rail cars
    • Miscellaneous equipments
    • Types of rail cars and wagons

Six Power Point Trainings Summaries - RS #4- #6

                                            RS # 5 Maintenance     
 RS # 4 Rail Traffic Operations &              • General subjects regarding Maintenance 
Instructions                                •Definitions and terms
     •Definitions and terms                 •FPA Questions
•General subjects regarding crew roles      •Maintenance tasks on or near Railways
and responsibilites
                                            •Maintenance tasks on Rail Equipment
•Alcohol and drugs
•Emergency drill
•Driving instructions                                         RS # 6
•Procedures and work instructions - PPE
                                                      Emergencies & Incidents
•Parking and walk on tracks
                                                        • General subjects regarding 
•Coupling and uncoupling – risk and risk                Emergencies & Incidents 
                                                   •Definitions and terms
•Switching, shunting
                                                   •FPA Questions
•Loading, unloading and dispatching
                                                   •Alcohol and Drugs

Why? .....hazards of rail operations
Why? .....hazards of rail equipment operations

  Prevent Rail Incidents! ...Many Fatal Accidents from 2004-2010

                                                 Vehicle drivers at risk
          Rail workers at risk
                                          – Few employees are involved in 
   – Few employees perform rail 
                                            rail equipment collisions 
                                          – Low probability of serious injury 
   – Very few minor injuries
                                            or equipment damage
   – Low probability of serious injury 
                                          – Very high severity of injury or 
     or equipment damage
                                            equipment damage
   – Very high severity of injury or 
                                          – Nearly all collisions with rail 
     equipment damage when there is 
                                            incidents result in serious 
     an incident 
                                            injuries to the driver or 
   – Switching and coupling and             passengers 
     uncoupling and movements over 
                                          – Persons on foot or on driving 
     crossings are critical tasks
                                            must be diligent at all times for 
                                            rail movements

Hazards of rail equipment operations.......

 ...Most fatal accidents happen.......
 at Crossings and during Switching/Shunting Coupling activities

    At....                               During....  

               Crossings                          Shunting 

 Always give priority to rail traffic!

                                          Gandrange, France – 
                                           September 2007

Pretoria, South Africa - March 2007
          Fatal Accident


Always give priority to rail traffic!

                                Galati, Romania – 
   Galati, Romania
                                    July 2009 


                                                 Place where the victim was caught

Always give priority to rail traffic!

                                Newcastle, South Africa –April 2007 


                                             Florange, France – January 2008 

    Follow safe switching and movement practices!

                                             KRAKOW / Pinch Point / Crush - Railway / 17/02/2010

                                          • lack of protection for a tank, no safety runners
                                            which could stop a tank
                                          • walking into the forbidden zone by the victim

Distribution Solutions / Struck By Moving Object / Locomotive / Railway / Train / 08/09/2008
                                          Together with the driver of the locomotive, the victim had
                                            to attach 2 railway wagons to 3 other ones on the railway
                                            tracks inside the warehouse. The driver was in constant
                                            radio contact by walkie-talkie with the victim, carrying out
                                            only the instructions he received. According to his
                                            testimony, he clearly got the instruction: “Move back,
                                            slowly, stop”……………

  Follow safe switching and movement practices!

DUNKERQUE / Multiserv / Pinch Point / Crush - Person in dangerous area / 23/12/2009

                                       An operator was found crushed between the 
                                       bumper stopping devices of the rail-road 
                                       motorised engine and the supporting scraps 
                                       charging box wagon

ArcelorMittal Centre Logistique Européen SA. Struck By Moving Object Train / 25/05/2010

AM ST 004 Rail Safety Standard (12 20 2007 V1) 
 FPA Rail Safety
  AM ST 004 Rail Safety Standard (12 20 2007 V1) 
1. Scope
1.1. Group Companies will, as a minimum, follow the prevailing local regulations for all work
in and around rail and rail equipment. Where this AM standard is more demanding, then
it will apply.
1.2. This standard applies to all work on or near railway equipment and lines.

2. Work on rail and tracks
2.1. Every one that is required to work on or within 3 meters (10 feet) of a railway track must
be protected from rail movements by track isolation using derail or switch locks.
2.2. Prior to beginning work where railroad track isolation is necessary, the supervisor, or
designee, must notify those responsible for rail operations to alert them of the work to be

3. Operations
3.1. All people involved in the operation of rolling stock must be trained and competent. No
other person is allowed to ride on cars or locomotives.
3.2. A documented risk assessment must be carried out to establish maximum safe speeds.
3.3. The risk assessment must also identify any close clearances around the track. These
must be identified and signed.

AM ST 004 Rail Safety cont.
3. Operations
3.4. There must be a procedure for inspections to establish that equipment is in good
  working order before operating. This inspection must encompass all equipment
  highlighted in a risk assessment.
3.5. Locomotives must be fitted with headlights and audible devices such as a siren. Prior to
  moving the locomotive, the audible device must be sounded and headlights must be kept
  on while the locomotive is moving.
3.6. Procedures for getting on and off trains must include the use of engineered sill steps,
handles and ladders/steps placed so to prevent injury to legs, feet and hands.

4. Pedestrians and vehicles
4.1. Rolling stock must have right of way at all times. Appropriate induction training and
  signage must be available to ensure that all employees, contractors and visitors are aware
  of this rule.
4.2. Only approved crossings may be used. These must be signed and adequately
  illuminated. The line must not be crossed between standing cars or standing cars and
  bumpers where separation is less than 3 meters (10 feet) unless the track is isolated.
4.3. Vehicles must come to a complete stop prior to crossing any rail track.
4.4. Walking on the tracks is prohibited.
4.5. No person or vehicle is allowed in close clearance areas unless the track is isolated.
  Any access to close clearance areas can only be made using a documented procedure
  developed from a risk assessment.
 AM FPA Rail Safety Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
 Eliminating fatalities through better compliance with assessment requirements:

 Level 0  Not organized and not yet under control. The plant has analyzed the legal 
          requirements and the ArcelorMittal standard for Rail Safety.
 Level 1  An organization is in place. The plant has evaluated its gaps to comply with 
          law and the ArcelorMittal standard and the necessary means.
 Level 2  All the rail activities are carried out in compliance with the defined 
          organization. The plant has planned its compliance with law and the 
          ArcelorMittal standard.
 Level 3  The organization complies with law and with the ArcelorMittal Standard
 Level 4  A monitoring system is defined with precise criteria for Rail Safety 
 Level 5  Excellence - The organization is under PDCA.
Fatality Prevention Assessment (FPA) is a self-assessment process that will help 
 each site to improve. For Rail Safety, this was to be completed and all sites are to be
 at Level 3. All sites are ultimately to achieve Level 5 for improved performance.
Complete listing of all questions for Rail Safety FPA are shown in the  Appendix 

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (& Control) 
   Risk Management Principles:                                Identify stakeholders in the process:  
   – To identify actual and theoretical rail safety risk         – Experts from within or outside 
     sources                                                       the organization; 
                                                                 – Staff and/or unions 
   – To determine the level of risk
                                                                 – Business partners 
   – To prioritize action having ranked risks
                                                                 – Customers, suppliers, 
   – To put in place treatments to manage the risk                 contractors and service 
   – To regularly monitor to ensure treatments are                 providers 
     effective                                                   – Regulators and 
                                                                 – Public groups and/or local 
   Risk Identification                                             community 
   – normal operations
                                                               Many ways of identifying risks 
   – abnormal/emergency operations                             including: 
   – maintenance                                                 – Group Identification 
   – planned changes (either permanent or                        – Physical Inspections 
      temporary)                                                 – Ad-hoc Risk Identification 
                                                                 – Checklists 
   – activities of third parties (e.g. trespass and 
                                                                 – Existing Controls 
                                                                 – Structured Techniques 
   – other non-routine activities                                – Use of Previous Similar Studies
   – combination or sequence of events                           – Use of Performance Statistics

      HIRA Version 1 014 May 31, 2011
• The quality of both the identification and assessment of hazards and risks is 
  dependent upon a comprehensive understanding of what makes the system work in 
    – human factors, equipment, infrastructure and relationships between them
    – understanding of the causes of a risk is essential if we are to treat risks properly 
    The level of detail of the assessment should be sufficient to give confidence that
      all significant contributors to risk have been evaluated and that the
      controls/mitigation necessary to combat the risks have been identified
• First of all identify the scope, context and affected parties involved in the risk 
  management process and should include: 
    – what is (and isn’t) to be covered 
    – where the risks are being considered and when they apply
    – who is involved or affected and 
    – the type of risks being considered                FPS, OHSAS Step by Step, Rail Safety 


 Transport of Hot Metal and Slag  - Examples

Torpedo (bottle) cars and Slag Pot Carriers
   – HIRA must be done which consider all risks related with this special transport;
      • Speed limits
      • Break trough of hot metal
      • Collision with heavy traffic

                                                        High risks demand a HIRA

  Transport of Chemical Substances- Examples
  • When handling and shunting tank wagons with chemicals according to RID, the employees must
    take extra care. (sulphuric acid, lime hydrate, CaD, …)

• Perform a Transportation Risk Analysis to accurately assess the risk associated to rail transportation
  of hazardous materials transport by rail.
• Establishes the safety requirements for the transportation and discharging of dangerous goods
• Provide the information needed by emergency response personnel to deal with transportation
  accidents and spills.
• Wagons must have placards and labels to identify dangerous goods.
                                                               High risks demand a HIRA
Traffic Plan 
  Traffic Plan

• Conduct comprehensive survey of plant site with mapping
• Identify hazards and action steps to eliminate
• Eliminate or reduce vehicle and pedestrian crossings as 
  much as possible
• Identify high traffic vehicle and pedestrian areas and install 
  safety measures and controls
• Install proper signs and crossing information
• Involve all necessary stakeholders as required in mapping, 
  hazard identification and follow-up actions

Traffic Plan   (Example)


Management responsibilities 
Management responsibilities 

• Ensure that elements of this training and other trainings are carried out
• Ensure comprehensive survey of plant site traffic plan with mapping
• Identify hazards and action steps to eliminate and eliminate or reduce 
  crossings as much as possible
• Identify high traffic areas and install safety measures and controls with 
  installation of proper signs and crossing information
• Involve all necessary stakeholders as required in mapping, hazard 
  identification and follow-up actions
• Ensure rail safety requirements are being met, equipment is provided 
  along with training and auditing of procedures
• Ensure person responsible for rail at the site (L2Q1 FPA)
• Incident & accidents are to be thoroughly investigated and followed-up
• Depending on the size of site it is recommended a rail safety committee 
  is in place  

Site Rail Safety Committee
   Site Rail Safety Committee
• Depending on the size of the site, a Rail Safety Committee should be in 
  place at each site
• Committee objectives and activities must be defined and documented
• Person on site who is appointed as responsible for the rail activities 
  must serve on committee
• Size of group, stakeholders, and meeting frequency determined by site 
• Some Committee activities may include but are not limited to:
   – Incident and incidents are to be thoroughly investigated and followed up 
   – Share any worldwide incidents and accidents 
   – Conducting comprehensive survey of plant site with mapping
   – Identification of hazards and action steps to eliminate
   – Determining ways of improving rail safety at the site
   – Identify high traffic areas and install safety measures and controls
   – Developing good training programs and developing systems for instructions 
     of experienced and new personnel
   – Interface with plant operations and security on movements and traffic issues
Training, Auditing and Life Books
• Supervisors, rail crews and maintenance personnel must receive adequate 
  training for their responsibilities
• Training must be conducted in accordance with and as required by local law 
• Wherever possible training must be accompanied by a written or oral quiz or 
  exam to determine understanding of training by the individual; additional training 
  may be necessary for the individual based on outcomes of written examinations
• Training must be documented
• Hands-on training must be provided as necessary and an evaluation of the hands
  -on training must be documented as well 
• Training material must be kept up to date with changes in procedures and 
• Training must be directed at high risk operations and tasks, and should be 
  appropriate for routine and non-routine tasks and situations 
• Vehicle operators, contractors and visitors must have awareness training of 
  safety rules and procedures within the plant site 


–  In addition to audits and observations required by local 
 regulations, each site is to have an effective ongoing 
 layered evaluation and shop floor audit process that 
 ensures rail safety practices and safe conditions are in 

–  A system must be in place for tracking findings during 
 the audit processes and ensuring corrective actions are 

 Life Book (example)
 Rail Safety - Risk Assessment Buffer Stop or Arresting 
 Device Collision (first page) 
Arresting Device and Buffer Stop
 – Arresting Device; An assembly provided at the end of a track to
     arrest an overrunning train, other than a buffer stop
 – Buffer Stop; An assembly provided at the end of a track to arrest
     an overrunning train, designed to take the impact of the train at
     buffer or coupling height
Types of buffer stops
 – Fixed; mass concrete, steel, single mode energy absorbing;
     friction, hydraulic, visco-elastic, dual mode energy absorbing;
Risk Assessment
 – Consider the different effects of a buffer stop collision, average
     approaches per day, risk to workforce on train, hazardous
     products, historical buffer stop collisions, etc
 – Improve compatibility rolling-stock and buffer stop
 – Increase distance, reduce approach speeds, move buffer to
     increase distance behind the buffer
 – Provide end impact walls

        Life Book (example)
    Rail Safety - Risk Assessment Buffer Stop or Arresting 
    Device Collision (second page) 
Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA                        Y           N         NA
Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

Y   N    NA

              This document has to be used as a help before starting the work or performing a SFA


    AM Rail Safety FPA
    Version 3.2 Feb 2010 

 AM RS Fatality Prevention Assessment (FPA) 
Level 0    Not organized and not yet under control. The plant has analyzed the legal requirements 
           and the ArcelorMittal standard for Rail Safety.

  1. Does the plant know and understand the legal requirements applicable to them
    regarding Rail Safety and listed and distributed it to the personnel concerned?
  2. Does the plant know and understand the ArcelorMittal standard for Rail Safety and
    distributed the information to the personnel concerned?
  3. Is there a clear traffic signaling at all plant entrance (s), which informs people there is
    rail traffic on site as well as?
              - the rule of absolute right of way to rail traffic
              - the rule of complete stop prior to crossing any rail track for all vehicles
  4. Have all rail crossings for vehicles as well for pedestrian been identified? Have safety
    rules been written on the basis of a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)
    for all railway crossings?
  5. Is each railway crossing clearly announced with the adequate signaling? Are all the
    railway crossings adequately illuminated? Is the visibility on the track left and right of
    the road good for all vehicles and pedestrian approaching the railway crossings?

                                                             AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
 AM RS Fatality Prevention Assessment
Level 1    An organization is in place. The plant has evaluated its gaps to comply with law and the 
                        ArcelorMittal standard and the necessary means.

 1. Has an HIRA been conducted to identify all hazards and risks associated with rail
   operations and rolling stock taking?
 2. Has a plan for rail traffic (with all the tracks for traffic, parking and marshalling, level
   crossings and line equipments) been defined in the basis of the HIRA with a clear
   signaling? Have adequate and safe speed limits been defined for all rail lines in all
 3. Have safety rules been written on the basis of the HIRA for coupling and uncoupling
   operations, depending on the vehicle hitching system?

 4. Have safety rules for the access into or from vehicles (locomotive and wagons) been
   written?- ban on getting on and off while going, ban on going between 2 vehicles,- ban
   on getting off a vehicle face to space- obligation to get on and off using engineered sill
   steps, handles and ladders / steps,- ban to cross the line between standings cars or
   standing cars and bumpers where separation is less than 3 meters (10 feet) unless the
   track is isolated
                                                              AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
  AM RS Fatality Prevention Assessment
Level 1 cont    An organization is in place. The plant has evaluated its gaps to comply with law and 
                       the ArcelorMittal standard and the necessary means.

  5. Have safety rules been written on the basis of the HIRA for shunting operations?
  6. Have safety rules written on the basis of the HIRA for rolling stock parking (including
    braking and wedging rules)? Have safety rules been written on the basis of the HIRA
    for coupling and uncoupling operations, depending on the vehicle hitching system?
  7. Have safety rules been written on the basis of a HIRA for loading and unloading
    operations on and from wagons? Do those rules take into account the vehicles gross
    weight, the necessary load sharing out, wedging and stowing in the wagon?
  8. Have safety rules been written for situations when duties require people to go on the
    lineside? The lineside is within the area between the rail boundary fencing and the
    point that is called “on or near the line”. Have those rules been written on the basis of
    a HIRA? Do those rules ensure the concerned people are protected from rail

                                                               AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
  AM RS Fatality Prevention Assessment
Level 1 cont     An organization is in place. The plant has evaluated its gaps to comply with law 
                      and the ArcelorMittal standard and the necessary means.

  9. Is it forbidden to walk on tracks? Have safety rules been written for situations when
    duties require people to go on or near the line (on or within 3 meters / 10 feet of a
    railway track)? Have those rules been written on the basis of a HIRA? Do those rules
    ensure the concerned people are protected from rail movements by track isolation
    using derail or switch locks?
  10. Prior to beginning any work for which railroad track isolation is necessary, does the
   supervisor, or designee, notify the responsible for rail operations of the work to be
  11. Has a HIRA been conducted to identify close clearance areas around the track
   (limited clearance between the line on which trains or movements may approach and
   adjacent structures)? Are those close clearance areas clearly indicated with ban on
   entrance for vehicles and people?
  12. When someone is required to enter into close clearance, is it only allowed by using a
   documented procedure developed from a risk assessment?
                                                               AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
 AM RS Fatality Prevention Assessment
Level 1 cont       An organization is in place. The plant has evaluated its gaps to comply with 
                law and the ArcelorMittal standard and the necessary means.

 13. Have the necessary PPE been defined on the basis of a HIRA for all the rail
   activities? Are they provided to workers and worn? Are special conditions as outside
   work and work by night taking into account?- Does rail activities staff wear ankle
   safety boots?- Do they use clean high-visibility and thermal clothing when necessary?
 14. Have emergency response plans been written for rail related incidents that address
   the following? - incidents to people- derailment incidents- fire
 - spillage of products- obstacles or damage on the track- power unit breakdown-
   coupling breaking and vehicles drifting- breakdown and damage on level crossing
 15. Have formal communications been done to all employees on the emergency
   procedures and have those been addressed in induction (to employees, contractors
   and visitors)?
 16. Is the location of the following train’s emergency equipments clearly indicated on
   trains and known? - first-aid equipment- emergency equipment - fire-fighting

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  Level 2    All the rail activities are carried out in compliance with the defined organization. The 
                   plant has planned its compliance with law and the ArcelorMittal standard.

1. Has one person been appointed as responsible for Rail activities? Is his/her mission
  defined and properly documented? Has he/she the authority, skills, training and means to
  ensure safety for rail activities?
2. Have the following positions been defined as well as the corresponding safety rules they
  have to abide by? - driver - leader of operations – hitcher - switchman - level-crossing
  keeper - maintenance and control staff - look-out or signaler - dispatcher
3. Have rules for the line-up and positioning of rail maneuver teams been defined (driver,
  leader of operations, hitcher) and written down (depending on the maneuvers to be
4. Have people working on those positions been trained on the following? - HIRA - safe
  working procedures - operations on various types of rolling stock and locomotives - audible
  and signaling devices - isolation procedures including rail lines and rolling stock isolation -
  inspection systems - emergency response plans After training completion, does the
  employer ensures that the concerned workers have acquired the understanding,
  knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform their duties

                                                                AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
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  Level 2 cont      All the rail activities are carried out in compliance with the defined organization. The 
                      plant has planned its compliance with law and the ArcelorMittal standard.

5. Have formal communications been done to all employees on the rules of railway crossings
  and have those been addressed in induction (to employees, contractors and visitors)?
6. Are all the lines, points, level-crossings, signaling and rolling stock listed? Is there a
  planning for regular inspections and maintenance on lines, points, ballasts, level-crossings,
  signaling and rolling stock? Is the planning followed? Are the results of those inspections
7. Is there a written procedure for pre use inspections on rolling stock (locomotives and
8. Are locomotives fitted with headlights for both directions and audible devices such as a
  siren? Prior to moving the locomotive, Is the audible alarm sounded and are the headlights
  tested and then kept on in the direction of movement whilst the locomotive is moving?Is the
  audible device used when crossings of roads and pedestrian walkways?
9. Is there a formalized system for anomalies reporting (obstacles on lines, breakdown on
  signaling or level-crossing barriers…) accessible and reliable which ensure a quick
  processing / remedying?
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Level 3  The organization complies with law and with the ArcelorMittal Standard

  1. Are all the legally required periodical verifications identified? Are they performed by
    trained and authorized people? Are the results of those controls formalized?
  2. Does the plant know and understand the ArcelorMittal standard for Rail Safety and
    distributed the information to the personnel concerned?
  3. Is the responsible person for rail activities always informed prior any work when
    isolation is necessary by the supervisor or his designee? Is a HIRA always performed
    before starting any work? Is a safety plan defined on the basis of the HIRA including
    the necessary safety actions to protect workers from rail traffic movements? Are
    formalized audits regularly performed to check compliance with the safety plan
    (particularly concerning the isolation procedure respect)?

                                                       AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
 AM RS Fatality Prevention Assessment
Level 3  The organization complies with law and with the ArcelorMittal Standard

  3. Are the compliance and respect of the safety rules periodically audited?
  - pre use inspections on locomotives and rolling stock
  - lines, points, ballasts, level-crossings, signaling inspections, rail crossings lighting
  - rules for crossing rail tracks, coupling and uncoupling activities, loading and unloading
     operations on and from wagons, switching, PPE use, respect of complete stop for
     vehicles prior crossing railways, safety rules to get on and of trains, use of audible
     sirens when locomotives move through crossings and using of lights on locomotives
     Are the audits planed and formalized?
  4. Are:
  - incidents investigations, reported anomalies, information coming from inspections and
     maintenance operations, audits reports, periodical HIRA done on the rail activities
  - analyzed and treated efficiently with( corrective actions with identified pilots and
     deadlines for each action)?

                                                      AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 
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Level 4    A monitoring system is defined with precise criteria for Rail Safety evaluation

  1. Is there a general traffic plan with the inside and outside different traffics (all vehicles
       and pedestrian) on site? Is the rail network on the plan with all the traffic rules
       (speed limit, priority…)?
  2. Are yearly emergency drills conducted to test rail emergency response plan?
  3. Are the lessons learnt from emergency drills included in corrective action plans and
       the deviations communicated to all people involved? Are they taken into account for
       the emergency response plan review?
  4. Are there awareness programs about consequences of alcohol and drugs
       consumption on health and safety? Is Alcohol and drugs consumption forbidden for
       people involved on rail and related activities?

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Level 5  Excellence - The organization is under PDCA.

  1. Does the site review all the established procedures for rail activities annually and
    revise them as necessary taking into account? - the incident investigations, - reported
    anomalies and inspections, - audits
  2. Are people working in the following positions yearly retrained?, - driver, - leader of
    operations, - hitcher, - switchman, - level-crossing keeper, - maintenance and control
    staff. After retraining completion, does the employer ensures that the concerned
    workers have acquired the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary to safely
    perform their duties?
  3. Are there awareness programs to enforce the respect of safety rules?
  4. Are the violations of rules treated in a disciplinary system?

                                                     AM Rail Safety FPA Version 3.2 Feb 2010 

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