In order to minimise the number of incidents on the railways, everyone who works on them must possess a Digital Safety Passport. Every year, around 50,000 people apply for the safety passport.
JMCW was asked to develop a digital system for obtaining these passports in collaboration with Railinfra Opleidingen.
Accidents can happen. However, when you work on the railway, these accidents can result in you being hit by a train. For this reason, safety is far and away the number one priority for ProRail BV, the company responsible for rail infrastructure management in the Netherlands. This concerns both the safety of their own personnel and the contractors commissioned to work on the tracks. To ensure that everyone knows ProRail's house rules through and through, the 'Access to the Tracks' programme was developed.
The rail network includes over 7,000km of track, nearly 2,800 level crossings, 4,500km of overhead cables and 405 stations. As a result, a huge number of people are required to keep this enormous network properly maintained. In their capacity of rail infrastructure management, ProRail is responsible for the rail network and regularly hires external companies to conduct maintenance work. However, before these people are given 'access to the tracks', they must gain thorough awareness of the risks involved in carrying out maintenance work on the railway.