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How safe is your train? A review of railway vehicle crash worthiness

  • 26 May 2022
  • 5:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom

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East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

This is an East Midlands Branch event organised and run by our East Midlands for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

Overview: Railway Accidents are obviously highly undesirable events, but despite 200 years of experience, they still happen. When accidents occur, it is important that the consequences for the occupants of the train are minimised. This lecture will study the evolution of train crashworthiness up the present day, including a number of case studies

Speaker:  Simon Lomax, (Inspectors of Rail Accidents, RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch)

Speaker Biography:  Simon Lomax is a Chartered Engineer. Joining British rail from University in 1989, he was involved in vehicle maintenance at depot level before moving to a ROSCO shortly after privatisation. He joined the RAIB in 2014, and has been involved in a number of investigations. He is currently working primarily on the investigation into the collision near Salisbury in October 2021.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

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  • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
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