Railway Safety Act 2005

Reportable railway incidents.

52.—(1) In the event of a railway incident, the railway undertaking concerned or, if the incident involved more than one railway undertaking, the railway undertakings concerned, shall—

(a) in the case of loss of life or injury to a person or in other cases as may be specified from time to time by the Investigation Unit, send to the Investigation Unit by the quickest practicable means (or within such timeframe as may be specified by the Investigation Unit) notice of the incident, including brief particulars and details of the location of the incident and of any loss of life or personal injury, and

(b) as soon as practicable send a written report to the Investigation Unit, in such form and containing such particulars as may be specified from time to time by the Investigation Unit, of the loss of life, injury, condition or incident.

(2) Where as a result of an incident at work, a member of staff of, or other person engaged by, a railway undertaking sustains an injury or suffers a condition which is required to be reported by this section to the Investigation Unit and as a result of that incident the member of staff or other person dies within 30 days of the incident, the railway undertaking shall, as soon as possible after the death comes to its knowledge, inform the Investigation Unit in writing of the death, whether or not the incident had been reported under subsection (1).

(3) A railway undertaking which does not comply with this section is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000.