Unfortunately due to business commitments for our speaker this event has been rescheduled to the 9th December at 17:30 UK time.

Mandatory reading for all signal engineers is Red For Danger by L.T.C Rolt where it can be seen that the majority of change to the railway has been reactive. In this presentation Peter Sheppard will talk through a number of key accidents where changes made were hoped to prevent a recurrence. Peter will discuss where there were emergent properties and “Boiling Frogs” that have caused improvements to incur (including making a cuppa at the wrong moment!)

In essence the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment requires safety engineers to consider “all reasonably foreseeable hazards” this presentation considers some hazards that have occurred but were not “reasonably foreseeable” but still occurred!

To register for the webinar please click here.   SaRS webinars are free and open to all (SaRS members and non-members).

The webinar will be presented by:

Peter Sheppard CEng., FSaRS, FIET, FIRSE. Peter has been a signalling engineer for 43 years and spent the last 35 years as a safety engineer looking at both signalling systems and products. He has been fortunate to be involved with (in the railway industry at least) what can be considered “leading edge” including Birmingham Maglev, the original Docklands Light Railway signalling system, Manchester Metrolink and the first major application of axle counters (300+ sections) on Network Rail to name but a few,. He has worked in the UK, but also on many projects abroad. He semi-retired in June this year and now runs Sheppard Safety Engineering Consultancy.


Thursday, 9th December 2021 at 5:30pm


Thursday, 9th December 2021 at 6:45pm