In the wake of the 2003 Waterfall rail accident, the findings of the Special Commission of Inquiry demanded extensive overhauls to rail emergency exit systems throughout Sydney. OEM’s client needed a system that allowed passengers to open doors in an emergency, but ensured they stayed shut unless the threat was real. To further complicate matters, these retrofits needed to be installed on older models of train and had to integrate with very specific hardware.
They had a complex problem and time was of the essence. OEM had the solution.
OEM’s team of specialists possessed the expertise to design and produce the entire solution from scratch within three months. Software, hardware and safety testing was all handled locally, with OEM delivering a comprehensive and custom solution that allowed a driver to prevent unnecessary emergency door releases but had strict failsafe protocols in place to allow passengers to escape in the event of a legitimate emergency in the carriage. Constructed to a standard consistent with the independent Safety Integrity Level audit, the entire system was custom built to a make the client’s vision a reality.