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Suicidprevention inom järnvägssystemet

Kindt, Caspar LU and Spennare, Carl LU (2012) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBR920 20121
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Risk Management and Safety Engineering
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
A suicide is a tragedy not only for family and relatives of the victim but also for the railway operator’s personnel and other witnesses. The aim of this report is to reduce the rate of suicides in the railway system by means of showing that society gains from measures that reduce the risk of suicides and fatal accidents. This is possible with a risk analysis that accounts for input uncertainties and compares the cost of risk reducing measures with the benefits it generates.

The report contains a hotspot analysis which determines specific locations where higher frequency of suicide is found and relationships between these are recognized. The study applies an accident theoretical barrier approach to provide possible interventions... (More)
A suicide is a tragedy not only for family and relatives of the victim but also for the railway operator’s personnel and other witnesses. The aim of this report is to reduce the rate of suicides in the railway system by means of showing that society gains from measures that reduce the risk of suicides and fatal accidents. This is possible with a risk analysis that accounts for input uncertainties and compares the cost of risk reducing measures with the benefits it generates.

The report contains a hotspot analysis which determines specific locations where higher frequency of suicide is found and relationships between these are recognized. The study applies an accident theoretical barrier approach to provide possible interventions applicable for suicide prevention.

Suicide is a complex problem which requires a broad approach and needs national efforts and research. This report treats the risk of suicides from a railway agency perspective and does not account for a holistic approach. However, the method in this report may contribute to decision support needed for implementing suicide preventive measures in the railway system; and thus be a part in resolving the complex problem of suicides. (Less)
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author
Kindt, Caspar LU and Spennare, Carl LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Suicide prevention within the railway system
course
VBR920 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Suicid, Suicidprevention, självmordsprevention, järnväg, självmord, riskanalys, barriärer, felträd
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5377
ISSN
1402-3504
language
Swedish
id
2437248
date added to LUP
2012-06-19 10:50:35
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:41
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  abstract     = {A suicide is a tragedy not only for family and relatives of the victim but also for the railway operator’s personnel and other witnesses. The aim of this report is to reduce the rate of suicides in the railway system by means of showing that society gains from measures that reduce the risk of suicides and fatal accidents. This is possible with a risk analysis that accounts for input uncertainties and compares the cost of risk reducing measures with the benefits it generates.

The report contains a hotspot analysis which determines specific locations where higher frequency of suicide is found and relationships between these are recognized. The study applies an accident theoretical barrier approach to provide possible interventions applicable for suicide prevention.

Suicide is a complex problem which requires a broad approach and needs national efforts and research. This report treats the risk of suicides from a railway agency perspective and does not account for a holistic approach. However, the method in this report may contribute to decision support needed for implementing suicide preventive measures in the railway system; and thus be a part in resolving the complex problem of suicides.},
  author       = {Kindt, Caspar and Spennare, Carl},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Suicid,Suicidprevention,självmordsprevention,järnväg,självmord,riskanalys,barriärer,felträd},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Suicidprevention inom järnvägssystemet},
  year         = {2012},
}