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52944 Effectiveness of the Chain of Care policy

June 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Rules and procedures North East North West

Concerns have been raised about the effectiveness of the Chain of Care policy for Drivers at
Northern.

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52677 Clarification for locking rear doors on short platforms

May 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Station and platform North West

Clarification is being sought on the procedure for securing the rear doors when stopping on short platforms.

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52622 Raised grids at Newton Heath maintenance depot

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Work environment North West

Concerns have been raised about raised grids on roads four, five, six and seven at Newton Heath maintenance depot.


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52451 Sickness monitoring following incidents at work

December 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Supervision and Management North East North West

A concern has been raised about the perceived implementation of Northern's sickness policy over the past year.


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52244 ‘Lack of maintenance’ of the Northern fleet

November 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Rolling stock Work environment North East North West

Concerns have been raised about the perceived lack of maintenance being carried out on the Northern fleet, which is believed to be increasing the number of defects found. The reporter raises a number of issues which occur on a daily basis and have apparently become worse in the past year.



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52127 Lighting issues and tripping hazards at Macclesfield station

October 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Equipment Station and platform Work environment North West

Two issues have been raised concerning Macclesfield station, which are thought to be putting passengers at risk.



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51915 Turn CH361 causing fatigue due to stop-over

August 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering North West Wales

Drivers at Chester depot are concerned about a night turn causing fatigue due to a two hour stop-over.

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52057 Staff at Allerton depot not wearing hi-vis clothing

August 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Equipment Rules and procedures Supervision and Management North West

Staff walking in the sidings at night without wearing hi-vis clothing at Allerton depot has been raised as a concern.

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52022 Not to be moved boards not being used at Allerton depot

July 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Equipment Method of working Rules and procedures North West

Concerns have been raised that Not To Be Moved (NTBM) boards and tags are not being placed on units when work is being carried out at Allerton depot.

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51655 Misleading ground signals at Workington station

June 2013 in Train Operations

tagged North West

A reporter has concerns about obsolete ground signals in the Workington station area causing confusion for Drivers.

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