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52472 Drivers suffering from fatigue on the Thameslink route

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering Workload South East

Concerns have been raised about Drivers on the Thameslink route suffering from stress and fatigue as a result of recent roster patterns.



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52197 Inadequate rest period during shift rotation

January 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering South West

Concerns have been raised about staff receiving an inadequate rest period when rotating from night to day shifts in the control room at Swindon. This usually occurs on spare turns or rest days.



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51432 Managers working excessive hours ‘causing fatigue’

November 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering Workload Not Specified

Concerns have been raised about Conductor and Driver Managers working excessive hours and the effect this may have on safety.


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52144 Driving Instructors not receiving full rest period during trial

November 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Method of working Rostering Training and briefing South East

Concerns have been raised about Driver Instructors (DIs) not receiving their full 12 hour rest period due to a change in the training of new Drivers.



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52040 On-call Managers suffering from fatigue

September 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Method of working Rules and procedures Workload South West

Following CIRAS report 50675 sent to South West Trains in 2012, new concerns have been raised about Managers working on-call rotas suffering from fatigue.

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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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51679 Roster changes causing fatigue at Airdrie depot

May 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering Supervision and Management Scotland

Concern has been expressed that the roster changes implemented in December 2012 are causing fatigue amongst Drivers at Airdrie depot.

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51576 ‘Lone working’ at Chesterfield station

April 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Method of working Workload North West

Concerns have been raised about staff lone working at Chesterfield station and the effect this could have on fatigue management and personal safety.

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51121 Ten hour turns with no breaks away from the locomotive

February 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Method of working North East

A reporter is concerned that Guards who work the Pickering to Grosmont turn at North Yorkshire Moors Railway are unable to take a Personal Needs Break (PNBs) away from the train on some of the ten hour turns.

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51417 ‘Mental fatigue’ created by the intensity of metro driving

January 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering Method of working South East

A reporter is concerned that metro Drivers are experiencing 'mental fatigue' as a result of the intensity of the routes in the metro area, coupled with a lack of adequate turnaround times.

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