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Use and Maintenance of Hot Bearing Wayside Detectors

https://railroads.dot.gov/elibrary/safety-advisory-2023-01-evaluation-policies-and-procedures-related-use-and-maintenance-0


Accordingly, FRA recommends that railroads take the following actions:

1. Review existing HBD system inspection and maintenance policies and

procedures for compliance with existing industry standards and manufacturer

recommendations for HBDs.

2. Review existing procedures to train and qualify personnel responsible for

installing, inspecting, and maintaining HBDs to ensure they have the appropriate

knowledge and skills. Railroads should also develop and implement appropriate training

on the inspection and maintenance requirements for HBDs and provide that training at

appropriate intervals to ensure the required knowledge and skill of inspection and

maintenance personnel. Further, railroads should evaluate their training content and