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52248 Inadequate training for staff carrying out de-icing works

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing South East

Concerns have been raised about the training that was delivered to staff when de-icing of the third rail was carried out.



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52742 Rule Book alterations not delivered to staff at Harrogate

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures Training and briefing North East

Concerns have been raised that Drivers based at Harrogate have not received December's Rule Book alterations.

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52406 Competency requirements for staff working trackside

February 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures Training and briefing Scotland

Clarification is being sought about competency requirements for non-safety critical staff working trackside within a depot or siding.


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52346 Conductors not trained on GSM-R radios

December 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Equipment Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing South East

Conductors are concerned about a lack of training/briefing being provided for the new GSM-R radios. It is believed that Southern have recently completed the fitment of GSM-R radios to all of their rolling stock.



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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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52017 Ambiguous procedure for Guards taken ill during service

October 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures Training and briefing Not Specified

Concerns have been raised relating to an incident where a Guard was injured during service. The reporter has become aware that as the Guard was not in a fit state to continue, a member of the onboard Catering Crew took over the Guard duties.


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52186 & 52190 Conductor training following station redevelopment

October 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Station and platform Training and briefing East Midlands

Two individuals have contacted CIRAS separately with concerns about the training being provided to Conductors following the redevelopment of Nottingham station.


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51334 Late notice case not kept up-to-date at Watford depot

August 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Training and briefing South East

A reporter has raised concerns about the notice cases, particularly the late notice case, not being regularly updated at Watford depot.

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51793 Train Managers not briefed on new layout of Reading

June 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Supervision and Management Training and briefing Central

Concerns have been raised about Train Managers not being given adequate opportunity to acquire route knowledge of the remodelled Reading station area.

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51713 ‘Off train’ safety briefs not being delivered on schedule

April 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing North West

A reporter is concerned that the 'off train' safety briefings given to Conductors in the Manchester area are not being delivered to schedule.

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