FRAIDG Workshop

The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods Workshop – Ottawa, Ontario

The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods (FRAIDG) held a workshop in Ottawa on November 30, 2017.

The purpose of this workshop was to plan and strategize with key stakeholders in order to improve the FRAIDG’s indemnification readiness and efficiency on specified issues related to claims, liability, and compensation regarding railway accidents involving designated goods.

The workshop touched upon the triggering of the FRAIDG claims process, the draft Claims Manual, claims valuation and claims assessment process, and next steps.

It became evident that in order for the Fund to fulfill its mandate, i.e. to be prepared to process claims and indemnify claimants in an efficient way should an accident happen, it should begin engaging with key stakeholders immediately.

In the coming months, the FRAIDG will circulate the amended draft claims manual and its draft policies. It will also consolidate its key stakeholder network by engaging and meeting with various key stakeholders.

Over the upcoming year, the FRAIDG will develop discussion papers that look at potential grey areas. Some of these discussion papers may be issued jointly with other agencies that share the same issue(s).

This document summarizes the workshop, including some of the feedback provided during and after the workshop.

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