Optimizing suicide and trespass prevention on railways: a problem-solving model from the RESTRAIL project

Grigore M. Havârneanu, Jean Marie Burkhardt, Anne Silla

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    Abstract

    Suicides and trespassing accidents result in more than 3800 fatalities in Europe, representing 88% of all fatalities occurring within the EU railway system. This paper presents a problem-solving model, which consists of a multistep approach structuring the analysis of a suicide or trespass-related problem on the railways. First, we present the method used to design, evaluate and improve the problem-solving model. Then we describe the model in detail: it comprises six steps with several subsequent actions, and each action is approached through a checklist of prompting questions and possible answers. At the end, we discuss the added value of this model for decision makers and its usability in the selection of optimal prevention measures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)469-486
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
    Volume24
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • complex intervention
    • rail safety
    • risk management
    • security
    • systematic process

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