SPAD


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SPAD

(spæd)
n acronym for
(Railways) signal passed at danger: an incident in which a train goes through a red light
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Apart from the SPAD, CIDB and MiGHT, RBA 2013 have confirmed participation from various government agencies, rail asset owners, operators and infrastructure developers such as the Ministry of Transport (MoT), Mass Rapid Transport Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Railway Asset Corporation (RAC), Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), Prasarana, Rapid KL, MTR Corposation, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT), Express Rail Link (ERL), Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC), Vietnam Railways (VR), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and IJM Corporation Sdn Bhd, just to name a few.
We also carry out a thorough training needs analysis on any driver in a SPAD and a re-assessment before he is allowed to resume driving.
I and Spad XI aircraft, before receiving the Salmson 2A2, which, as I mentioned in the article, was perhaps the best Allied observation airplane of the war.
The transaction is subject to the approval of the SPAD Workers Council, the execution of a definitive agreement, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Of the December 2003 incidents, 18 Spads were at signals with a previous Spad history although, in seven of these cases, the signal had not been passed at danger during the last five years.
Sixteen of last month's SPADs were classed as serious, compared with 17 in August 2001, said the HSE.
But after 800 texts from News International even the most hardened SPAD would feel harassed.
Gary Stewart, safety and standards director for Arriva Trains Northern, said: "We are committed to providing safe and reliable rail services and we take every SPAD incident seriously.
The so-called SPAD incidents - Signals Past At Danger are recorded by the Health and Safety Executive.
The HSE's bulletin for August shows that a serious Spad occurred at Tram Inn, between Abergavenny and Hereford, on August 3, when a Wales and Borders passenger train continued for 533 yards beyond a red signal.
A total of 18 SPADs were at signals with a previous SPAD history and five trains ran past the signal by more than 200 yards.
THERE have been 10 SPAD incidents - Signals Passed At Danger - at Westerton signal YH 536 since 1990.