Safety

Human error is a major topic nowadays, also in the Rail and public transport sector. Often the human forms a crucial part of the safety chain.

Human error can not be excluded, but the chance of a mistake can be minimized. Much attention is paid to safe behavior and following procedures. This is necessary, but is no guarantee that the process or system is functioning safely. The focus on behavior is sometimes called Behaviour Based Safety. But Behaviour Based Safety  is not the same as Process Safety or System Safety. Another look at human behaviour is necessary to achieve the ideal of Process Safety or Safety System. Intergo links safety with system design. Moreover, we consider humans not only as a failure factor, but also as a success factor for safety. Intergo contributes to risk analyses, safety cases, and accident investigations (or incident investigation).

More information can be found on our mini-site about this topic: http://www.humanerror.nl

Projects Safety

ERTMS in Holland: overview of human factors issues in a pilot with Dual Signalling

ERTMS in Holland: overview of human factors issues in a pilot with Dual Signalling

In 2014 the Ministry of Transport formulated a strategy for implementation of ERTMS in Holland. Prior to decision-making a pilot with ERTMS in commercial train service was performed on the track between the cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. Read more

Train Collision Amsterdam Westerpark

Train Collision Amsterdam Westerpark

Intergo was commissioned by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) to perform a study into the human factors that played a role in the train collision in Amsterdam Westerpark on 21 April 2012. Read more

Orbit

Orbit

The current Dutch automatic train protection system ATB-EG allows trains to pass signals at danger at 40 kmh. To further increase safety levels Orbit is designed to complement ATB-EG and be an alternative to ATB-Vv (Improved version). Read more

Train driver's job design

Train driver's job design

Technical or ICT developments increasingly enter the train cab and influence the train driver's job. Netherlands Railways (NS) are in need of a framework to evaluate these developments. Read more

Contact

Richard van der Weide MSc EurErg Richard van der Weide MSc EurErg
managing partner / human factors consultant

Melcher Zeilstra MSc EurErg Melcher Zeilstra MSc EurErg
partner / human factors consultant