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1 Exercise RailSafe Wednesday 11th July 2012. Welcome & Introduction Pauline Banks Emergency Planning Manager Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.

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1 1 Exercise RailSafe Wednesday 11th July 2012

2 Welcome & Introduction Pauline Banks Emergency Planning Manager Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

3 33 SMOKING REFRESHMENTS MOBILE PHONES / Electronic Media FIRE ALARM / EVACUATION FIRST AID TOILETS Domestic Arrangements….

4 4 Programme Welcome & Introduction Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd Brief Direct Rail Services Ltd Brief Scenario and Question Set 1 / Feedback Scenario Update and Question Set 2 / Feedback Scenario Update and Question Set 3 / Feedback Network Rail Brief / Role of the Railway Incident Officer

5 5 Aim Provide an awareness of the inter agency response and co-operation required to deal with, and recover from a rail incident involving radioactive materials

6 6 Objectives Examine the multi-agency incident management required at the scene. Confirm the procedures in place to deal locally and nationally with a radiation incident. Be aware of the various agencies and their statutory role at specialised incidents.

7 7 Objectives contd Consider the investigation requirements following such an event. Examine the media and public communications requirements of a potentially sensitive rail incident. Consider the longer term implications of such a rail incident.

8 8 Syndicates Syndicates are multi-agency. Each table has a facilitator who should now introduce themselves and take a couple of minutes to go round the table for syndicate introductions.

9 Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd Pauline Banks Emergency Planning Manager Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

10 Direct Rail Services Ltd Mark Hempton Security & Risk Manager Direct Rail Services

11 RADSAFE Exercise Railsafe Inverness 11 th July 2012 Mark Hempton Security & Risk Manager

12 Company Overview Established 1996 as part of BNFL group, now part of the NDA 300+ employees HQ and main maintenance facility in Carlisle with smaller depots elsewhere. Scotland – Motherwell, Grangemouth and Inverness Sole carrier of nuclear materials by rail Nuclear approx. 45% of business and still growing. Still considered our most important sector

13 Key Interfaces (Add logos) Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) - customer for this traffic Network Rail - own and operate the national rail infrastructure - normally manage incidents affect the NRCI British Transport Police (BTP) - rail networks police force, normally the first PoC Office for Nuclear Regulation – Civil Nuclear Security - approve DRSs security arrangements RADSAFE - DRS associate member through links with customers

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15 Normal Operations Empty flask rail movement to Georgemas Empty/full road movements from Dounreay Site to Georgemas Train loaded at Georgemas railhead Fitness to run checks undertaken by DRS Trainman Train then departs in its pre-booked time slot (Driver + Trainman on board) Train runs in accordance with NR rules of the route and designated line speeds to final destination of Sellafield, where the train is unloaded

16 Incident Conditions All traincrew trained to respond appropriately and to initiate the appropriate emergency response arrangements Further detail during the exercise!!

17 Any Questions?

18 Scenario

19 19 Scenario The day and time are as now. Weather is typical of a good Summers day, 22º C with a light Westerly breeze A livestock vehicle carrying 60 sheep is heading east on the A836 and is approaching Lairg Open Level Crossing. The crossing is just to the North of and in site of Lairg Railway Station. A freight train travelling south from Georgemas Junction carrying one nuclear fuel flask is also approaching the crossing.

20 20 Scenario The driver of the freight train slows down to 15mph to traverse the crossing. The driver of the livestock truck disregards the flashing warning lights and collides with the lead engine as it traverses the crossing. The train driver applies the emergency brakes and the train comes to halt with the flask wagon straddling the crossing. On colliding with the lead engine, the truck is dragged along the side of the train and comes to rest embedded in the side of the flask wagon

21 21 (Cab View)

22 22 The Scene

23 23 Additional Information The train crew have not been injured and are able to initiate the normal accident notification procedures. The truck driver has also escaped serious injury but his mate is trapped in the cab. The drivers mate is trapped in the cab and unconscious and appears to have serious head injuries.

24 24 The truck driver phones 999 reports the accident and asks for all the emergency services to attend stating that there is a radiation sign on the train. The truck driver also informs the 999 operator that some smoke is starting to billow from around his truck and there is also some liquid which appears to be dripping from below the truck. There are no signs of a fire at present and he is unsure as to whether the smoke and leaking liquid is coming from his truck or the rail wagon Additional Information

25 25 Question Set 1

26 26 Question Set 1 What is your organisations immediate response? Given the location, what would be the ETAs of initial resources? What information would you be looking for and where would you source this from? In terms of initial resources, what considerations would your organisation take into account?

27 27 Question Set 1 TIME UP!

28 28 Question Set 1 Feedback What is your organisations immediate response? Given the location, what would be the ETAs of initial resources? What information would you be looking for and where would you source this from? In terms of initial resources, what considerations would your organisation take into account?

29 29 Update Scenario

30 30 J Forsyth to insert Google map view of Lairg

31 31 Scenario Update At the time of the incident, the Inverness to Wick passenger service train is sitting in the northbound platform at Lairg Station awaiting the freight train to pass. The train is very busy with approximately 80 passengers on board. Some have been alarmed by the noise of the collision and are asking the passenger train crew what is happening. In addition, there is a light breeze blowing which is carrying the smoke towards Lairg. Householders are becoming concerned about the smoke and are also ringing the emergency services for advice. Traffic is now building up on either side of the crossing with drivers getting out of their vehicles to see what has happened and assist.

32 32 Question Set 2

33 33 Question Set 2 Resources are beginning to arrive at the given location (RADSAFE are en-route):- What would be your first priorities/actions? Discuss how the management of the incident will be effectively achieved, giving particular attention to:- Levels of management Co-ordination of resources Inter-agency liaison Incident management structure on/off site Communications (including media communications) Initial Strategy

34 34 Question Set 2 TIME UP!

35 35 Question Set 2 Feedback Resources are beginning to arrive at the given location (RADSAFE are en-route):- What would be your first priorities/actions? Discuss how the management of the incident will be effectively achieved, giving particular attention to:- Levels of management Co-ordination of resources Inter-agency liaison Incident management structure on/off site Communications (including media communications) Initial Strategy

36 36 Update Scenario

37 37 Scenario Update It is now 2 and a half hours into the incident and:- The inner and outer cordons have been set up. The casualty has been????????????? The source of the smoke has been traced and dealt with. RADSAFE personnel are now on the scene and have carried out radiation monitoring declaring the scene safe. The dripping liquid from the truck has stopped but a pool formed as a result is now slowly running into a nearby storm drain / ditch. The truck driver is getting very concerned about the welfare of the animals in his trailer.

38 38 Question Set 3

39 39 Question Set 3 What are the key issues your organisation has had to deal with? What other issues or considerations will your organisation have to deal with (operationally)? Who else have you informed or should you inform regarding this incident?

40 40 Question Set 3 TIME UP!

41 41 Question Set 3 Feedback What are the key issues your organisation has had to deal with? What other issues or considerations will your organisation have to deal with (operationally)? Who else have you informed or should you inform regarding this incident?

42 RADSAFE Overview TBC

43 Network Rail / The Rail Incident Officer John Forsyth Security & Emergency Planning Specialist (Scotland) Network Rail

44 44 Level Crossing Statistics 7,000 level crossings across the UK 1,500 are public vehicular crossings Scotland has 622 level crossings 95 of these crossings are on public roads 680 million vehicles use level crossing safely each year

45 45 Rail Incident Officer The nominated and certificated person who is responsible for on-site command and control of all rail related organisations and their support at an accident or incident involving train operations, lines or sidings.

46 46 Definition The Rail Incident Officer (RIO) must: Be someone with the competency & certificated to carry out the role Be the focal point of contact with the emergency services on site Co-ordinate all activities on site/locus and take responsibility for the determination of the cause of the occurrence and site clearance arrangements Offer advice, maintain safety

47 47 Identification RAIL INCIDENT OFFICER R.I.O.

48 48 Rail Incident Officer Network Rail on-call staff Local Operations Manager (LOM) or Mobile Operations Manager (MOM) Staff with a Day Job Available 24/7 Appointed as & when required by Route Control

49 49 Immediate Priorities Make the site safe Get Help Assess the circumstances Preserve the evidence

50 50 Focus Interface with Emergency Services incident officers on site Interface with the regulatory bodies: Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) HSE, HMRI, SEPA. Rail Industry Support, including contractors Rail Industry collection and preservation of evidence and investigation Site Safety Management

51 51 Rail Incident On Site Structure Rail Incident Officer RIO Train Operations Liaison Officer (TOLO) Infrastructure Engineer Recovery Engineer EWS Railways Site Safety Manager Any other post e.g. Media Liaison RIO Support or Incident Command Vehicle

52 52 Rail Incident Officer Types of incidents an RIO will be appointed to:- Derailments and collisions Person falling from or struck by train Obstruction of the line External emergencies, e.g. gas leaks affecting operational railway RIO to liaise with SIO when station incident will impact upon the operational railway

53 The Role of British Transport Police

54 Introduction The Scottish Area Role of the BTP Major Incidents Primacy Introduction The Scottish Area Role of the BTP Major Incidents Primacy

55 INTRODUCTION British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. As a dedicated, specialist force British Transport Polices (BTP) purpose is to protect and serve passengers, staff and the railway. Over the years, we have built up a wealth of experience in responding to major incidents – both those unique to our environment and those which have affected the wider community. We police the tracks and provide a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country, and strive to provide a policing service which delivers a safe railway environment that is free from disruption and the fear of crime. British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. As a dedicated, specialist force British Transport Polices (BTP) purpose is to protect and serve passengers, staff and the railway. Over the years, we have built up a wealth of experience in responding to major incidents – both those unique to our environment and those which have affected the wider community. We police the tracks and provide a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country, and strive to provide a policing service which delivers a safe railway environment that is free from disruption and the fear of crime.

56 We also police the: –London Underground system –Docklands Light Railway –the Midland Metro tram system –Croydon Tramlink –Glasgow Subway. We also police the: –London Underground system –Docklands Light Railway –the Midland Metro tram system –Croydon Tramlink –Glasgow Subway. INTRODUCTION

57 2982 Police Officers 337 PCSOs 206 Special Constables 1350 Police staff 2982 Police Officers 337 PCSOs 206 Special Constables 1350 Police staff INTRODUCTION

58 2982 Police Officers 337 PCSOs 206 Special Constables 1350 Police staff 2982 Police Officers 337 PCSOs 206 Special Constables 1350 Police staff INTRODUCTION 233 Police Officers 21 Special Constables 29 Police staff 334 Railway Stations 233 Police Officers 21 Special Constables 29 Police staff 334 Railway Stations

59 BTPA 2008 – 2011 Strategic Goals Reducing Crime and Disorder Protecting the railway economy Increasing BTPs capacity and capability through improved efficiency and effectiveness Providing a better service to passengers, rail staff and the rail industry Reducing Crime and Disorder Protecting the railway economy Increasing BTPs capacity and capability through improved efficiency and effectiveness Providing a better service to passengers, rail staff and the rail industry INTRODUCTION

60 HMIC 2010 Inspection Its is doing particularly well in areas of responding to immediate incidents, reducing violent offences, improving victim satisfaction, investigating fatalities and returning the railway to normality More needs to be done to reduce live cable theft and improve perception of passenger safety Its is doing particularly well in areas of responding to immediate incidents, reducing violent offences, improving victim satisfaction, investigating fatalities and returning the railway to normality More needs to be done to reduce live cable theft and improve perception of passenger safety INTRODUCTION

61 Inverness Aberdeen Dundee Perth Stirling Kirkcaldy Edinburgh – 24 hours Glasgow – 24 hours Motherwell Kilwinning Paisley Dalmuir Inverness Aberdeen Dundee Perth Stirling Kirkcaldy Edinburgh – 24 hours Glasgow – 24 hours Motherwell Kilwinning Paisley Dalmuir SCOTTISH AREA

62 ROLE of BTP Reassurance Policing Criminal Investigation Neighbourhood & Community Policing Counter Terrorism Football Criminal Justice Emergencies Planning Reassurance Policing Criminal Investigation Neighbourhood & Community Policing Counter Terrorism Football Criminal Justice Emergencies Planning

63 ROLE of BTP Reassurance Policing Criminal Investigation Neighbourhood & Community Policing Counter Terrorism Football Criminal Justice Emergencies Planning Reassurance Policing Criminal Investigation Neighbourhood & Community Policing Counter Terrorism Football Criminal Justice Emergencies Planning Restorative Justice Family Liaison Crime Scene Investigation Public Order Search Teams Education Learning and Development Restorative Justice Family Liaison Crime Scene Investigation Public Order Search Teams Education Learning and Development

64 MAJOR INCIDENTS Agreement on responsibilities between BTP and the local police force will be subject to negotiation with the local force at the outset of any major incident. Whilst most incidents on the railway fall within the jurisdiction of the BTP, the Chief Constable for the police area where the incident occurs will always retain responsibility for their geographical area and local community Generally in relation to uniform response BTP will lead on matters within the inner cordon and on railway property, and the local police force will assist with the outer cordons and matters off railway property. Terrorist matters will have separate arrangements. BTP and the local police force will reach clear agreement on who is responsible for what functions relating to the major incident and discuss mutual aid dependant upon the circumstances. Agreement on responsibilities between BTP and the local police force will be subject to negotiation with the local force at the outset of any major incident. Whilst most incidents on the railway fall within the jurisdiction of the BTP, the Chief Constable for the police area where the incident occurs will always retain responsibility for their geographical area and local community Generally in relation to uniform response BTP will lead on matters within the inner cordon and on railway property, and the local police force will assist with the outer cordons and matters off railway property. Terrorist matters will have separate arrangements. BTP and the local police force will reach clear agreement on who is responsible for what functions relating to the major incident and discuss mutual aid dependant upon the circumstances.

65 PRIMACY Protocol between BTP and Scottish Police Service –Investigation of crime –Reporting and Recording Offences –Mutual Aid –Extended Jurisdiction –Anti-Terrorism Powers –Traffic Control and Escorts –Accountability –Complaints Protocol between BTP and Scottish Police Service –Investigation of crime –Reporting and Recording Offences –Mutual Aid –Extended Jurisdiction –Anti-Terrorism Powers –Traffic Control and Escorts –Accountability –Complaints

66 ACPOS / BTP Memorandum of Understanding –Suspicious / non-suspicious deaths –Industrial accidents –Collapse in train or station –Drug / suspected drug deaths –Levels Crossing Road Traffic Collisions ACPOS / BTP Memorandum of Understanding –Suspicious / non-suspicious deaths –Industrial accidents –Collapse in train or station –Drug / suspected drug deaths –Levels Crossing Road Traffic Collisions PRIMACY

67 ACPOS Emergency Procedures Manual: –Agreement between both Forces must be recorded and communicated to all officers on site. –Irrespective of rank of first officer to arrive initial action of assessment is vital –BTP will assume interim command, trains have been stopped and traction current turned off, ensure protection of inner cordon, collection and recording of all property from the scene. ACPOS Emergency Procedures Manual: –Agreement between both Forces must be recorded and communicated to all officers on site. –Irrespective of rank of first officer to arrive initial action of assessment is vital –BTP will assume interim command, trains have been stopped and traction current turned off, ensure protection of inner cordon, collection and recording of all property from the scene. PRIMACY

68 68 Lunch Break Please return and be seated by 13:30 latest

69 69 Scenario Update

70 70 Scenario Update Reporters from the various media have arrived at the scene and are trying to get information on what has happened and want to interview emergency services leaders.. Initial reports from the media have highlighted (wrongly) that there is a suspected radiation leak and there have been aerial photographs of firefighters and others wearing special suits. Your organisation has been inundated with calls from the media too asking for interviews.

71 71 Question Set 4

72 72 Question Set 4 How are the media going to be managed on site and by whom? Who should act as media spokesperson on site? What sort of information should be provided to the media and by whom. What sort of information should not be provided to the media and by whom.

73 73 Question Set 4 TIME UP!

74 74 Question Set 4 Feedback How are the media going to be managed on site and by whom? Who should act as media spokesperson on site? What sort of information should be provided to the media and by whom. What sort of information should not be provided to the media and by whom.

75 75 Recovery Considerations All agencies to contribute

76 76 Smash Hit Film

77 Open Forum

78 78 Feedback Form Please take 5 minutes to complete the feedback form and hand it to your facilitator.

79 79 Feedback

80 Closing Remarks TBC

81 81 On behalf of the exercise planning team, thank you for attending & participating. Safe journey home


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