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By allocating each occurrence a severity rating it makes it much easier for users of the occurrence system to get accurate data (provided the ratings are consistent). This is a key aspect of being able to monitor trends and take action when appropriate to improve the safety of the rail industry.

The table below provides the definition of each rating.

Severity ratings and descriptions

1

  • Any deaths
  • Any serious injuries (those that require hospital treatment)
  • Any incident that causes significant damage to property (estimated more than $200,000)

2

  • Any incident that placed persons at risk of death or serious injury
  • Any incident that placed property at risk of significant damage

3

  • Any incident that could have placed persons at risk of death or serious injury
  • Any incident that could have placed property at risk of significant damage

4

This rating is used for when you are not sure whether you are required to notify us or not.

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