SSO (Site Safety Officer)

The Site Safety Officer (SSO) oversees the implementation of safety measures and systems, as set out in the Railroad Safety Instructions (RSI) and gives the go-ahead to companies working on the site.

Railroad expertise

Safety is a key issue within the railroad environment and is central to the quality of the network and efficient rail traffic operation.

Traffic safety

For the safety of all concerned, certain circumstances require Temporary Speed Restrictions to be applied.

Signalling work

FS SAFETY, a leader in railroad safety, also has substantial experience in signaling work.

Electrical protection

Electricity is an inevitable part of the railroad environment and the electrical hazard needs to be comprehensively taken into account. While catenary power is compulsorily cut in worksite areas, residual current from adjacent lines remains and the resulting risk of accidental power resupply requires a more comprehensive safety system.

Lookout-Operated Warning System

Railroad worksites are frequently located on or near tracks on which trains continue to run. It is essential, therefore, that people working on the site be warned when a train approaches so that they can leave the danger area. This can be achieved either through an automatic track warning system (ATWS), or, alternatively, by a lookout-operated warning system.

Automatic Track Warning System (ATWS)

Protecting operators and allowing the passage of trains near railroad worksites requires a totally reliable warning system to signal trains approaching the worksite area. The system's electromechanical detectors automatically alert employees to any train approaching a worksite, sending a signal to a central unit which sets off audible (between 110 and 120 dB) and flashing light warnings across all the worksite, irrespective of conditions (night work, intemperate weather, area of restricted visibility including a bend or reverse bend, a bridge, tunnel or extended worksite area).