1 Danger to people from another falling limb , but ignore the danger to the crowd on the platform.
2 somebody may pull a muscle, but the person will then go to the gym and pay to get strained.
3 It may hurt the feelings of the poor damaged tree
4 there has been no train order or whatever issued ( what is more important getting a sit rep or train order or getting hundreds of people to work . school. hospitals. shopping???)
5 Are we worried about splinters ?
What other OH&S problems do you forsee?
At many times of the day and night there is a rapid response road unit that meets trains at Grange and people stand around talking.
With the bad weather forecast today was this unit personned and ready for these type of events?
Is there an incident emergency plan in place for this type of happening?
There are several fixes for this situation that could be activated in the day of computer control.
The trains on the whole line were halted because they banked up behind the tree.
OK How can we reduce that problem?
It does not say where the incident occured but I have heard Largs Bay mentioned in the news report.
The closest location for this to Adelaide with a mid track platform is Cheltenham. Woodville park has a different shelter in the middle.
Terminate down trains at Woodville and run a limited service to Adelaide to at least move some passengers in addition to Grange trains
If the event is after Glanville you run trains to Glanville and terminate trains there reducing the number of affected passengers.
As trains are stopped on the up and down tracks you obtain something like a train control form.
1 The closest train to Adelaide on the Down track is issued a wrong line running order. and runs to the next crossover available and resumes normal running. ( Woodville, Port Junction, Glanville etc) It could collect passengerrs at stations along the way( reducing the number of passengers annoyed by yet another failure
of the service)
2 With line clear you could operate the next train and so on. This would only need one person to perform the order giving.
If more people were able to help, the number of movements could be increased and the number of disgruntled passengers could be reduced.
All of these movements would have reduced congestion in the platforms at Adelaide and also reduced delays for customers.
Reducing delays for customers should be a priority for a public transport service.
Any of these options would also reduce the residual delays through the system for the rest of the day. Grange trains also run to Outer Harbor so the schedule for the day is all out of kilter. reducing the delays will reduce the out of order services.