Identifying measures with the highest potential to reduce suicides on Finnish railways

Anne Silla

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The purpose of this study was to work systematically through all known measures for preventing railway suicides and to consider their suitability for the Finnish railway environment. The research method included a literature review, expert assessments, and a workshop for specialists in the field. We assessed 21 measures based on 12 specified criteria. The measures were listed in order of priority in three categories based on final assessments from the workshop. The measures categorised as top priority included training of railway personnel to identify suicidal people (also called Gatekeeper training), surveillance of the railway area (radar, movement sensors, etc.), camera surveillance, collaboration between organisations, learning from international experience, cooperation between railway organisations, police and fire and rescue services, and training of mental health providers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event7th International Human Factors Rail Conference : Online - Virtual
Duration: 23 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


Conference7th International Human Factors Rail Conference


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