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Author Topic: Simon Brown, rail enthusiast, died on Gatwick Express train, 7 Aug 2016  (Read 20748 times)
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« Reply #75 on: August 04, 2019, 08:25:40 pm »

Interestingly the one thing it doesn’t say is “Check your part of the train is adjacent to the platform”. 

How far do you need to go to cover for all eventualities?

Its always a balancing act.  If you make too complex (too many different messages in one go) or lengthy, people won't bother reading it.
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« Reply #76 on: August 04, 2019, 08:40:20 pm »

Interestingly the one thing it doesn’t say is “Check your part of the train is adjacent to the platform”. 

How far do you need to go to cover for all eventualities?

Its always a balancing act.  If you make too complex (too many different messages in one go) or lengthy, people won't bother reading it.

Its certainly a balancing act if theres no platform to step onto.
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« Reply #77 on: August 04, 2019, 08:48:48 pm »

Interestingly the one thing it doesn’t say is “Check your part of the train is adjacent to the platform”. 

How far do you need to go to cover for all eventualities?

Its always a balancing act.  If you make too complex (too many different messages in one go) or lengthy, people won't bother reading it.

Its certainly a balancing act if theres no platform to step onto.

I was trying to be serious about a very serious issue that involved a persons death.......
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« Reply #78 on: August 04, 2019, 09:41:23 pm »

My point was that’s a message which was included on HST signage. 
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« Reply #79 on: August 04, 2019, 10:54:49 pm »

Bob, appologies.  I wasn't referring to your part of the quote.  You are correct of course, but the message needs to be direct and use as few a words as possible.  In safety posters that I have been involved in producing in the past the key words were always put in larger text or a stand out colour, as the CAUTION word is.
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