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Safety-critical communication 28/06/2020 at 16:36 #128422
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Lovely snippet from a letter in this month's Modern Railways. Writer Mel Holley is replying to some discussion about safety-critical communication and includes this tale from his training course:

" . . . . Calling in an emergency from a signal post telephone, we were taught that, to ensure the full attention of the person at the other end, you should start with 'This is an emergency call . . '

"And, said our instructor 'then if you listen very carefully, you'll hear the Saltley signalman put down his cup of tea.'"

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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Safety-critical communication 28/06/2020 at 18:55 #128436
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Understandably, I'm not going to mention places and names here but it reminds me of the time in the 80s when there was a test of the emergency alarms from the box I was in to another one to the west of us, supposedly pre-planned.

When there was no response, our supervisor rang the supervisor of the other box to which the response was

"So that's what it was then - we did wonder....."


I walk around inside the questions of my day, I navigate the inner reaches of my disarray, I pass the altars where fools and thieves hold sway, I wait for night to come and lift this dread away : Jackson Browne - The Night Inside Me
Last edited: 28/06/2020 at 19:15 by VInce
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