In this article, safety expert R K Poddar shares his personal views, experiences, and insights on safety management in large corporations and industries.
Let me start this piece with an unfortunate incident: a gentleman would start from his home at 08.00 hours every morning to board a train for his office. He would reach platform no. 2 by crossing the foot over-bridge (FOB) that ran across all the platforms. On the fateful Monday morning, on reaching the entry gate a bit late, he saw that his train was about to leave. So, he got down onto the railway tracks, having decided to board the train from the wrong side even as it started inching forward. Thus preoccupied, he was about to cross the rail tracks when a train coming from the opposite direction ran over him.