An event where there is no damage or injury but the potential existed for either or both to occur and the cause is related to non-compliance with the approved rules, regulations, guidelines, policies or procedures of the railway or external events or activities beyond the control of the railway.
A reportable railway incident is an incident resulting directly from the operation of rolling stock where:
- A risk of collision occurs;
- An unprotected main track switch is left in an abnormal position;
- A railway signal displays a less restrictive indication than required for the intended movement of rolling stock;
- An unprotected overlap of operating authorities occurs;
- The movement of rolling stock exceeds the limits of its authority;
- There is runaway rolling stock;
- Any crew member whose duties are directly related to the safe operation of the rolling stock is unable to perform the crew member’s duties as a result of a physical incapacitation that poses a threat to any person, property or the environment; or
- Any dangerous goods are released on board or from the rolling stock.
Note: railway accidents and railway incidents are identified under a different statute (Railway Safety Act) to other Technical Safety BC technologies and therefore defined separately above.