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52728 Lack of shower facilities and asbestos at Earles sidings

March 2014 in Freight Operations

tagged Work environment East Midlands

Concerns have been raised about the staff facilities at Earles sidings.



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52322 Poor reception on shunting radios at Peak Forest

January 2014 in Freight Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Equipment East Midlands

Staff are concerned about the poor reception experienced when using back-to-back radios to control shunting movements at Peak Forest.



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52311 Trainee supervised driving hours reduced

December 2013 in Freight Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing South East East Midlands

Concerns have been raised about a reduction in the number of supervised driving hours that trainee Train Drivers are receiving at Peak Forest and Acton depots.


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51622 GSM-R requirements for Drivers not met in Lincolnshire

May 2013 in Freight Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Method of working Training and briefing East Midlands

A reporter is concerned that some freight Train Drivers have not adjusted to the new requirements for GSM-R and are not registering their trains when entering service in Lincolnshire.

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51643 Infrastructure staff working excessive hours

April 2013 in Freight Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures South East South West West Midlands East Midlands

A reporter is concerned about excessive hours being worked by staff for the infrastructure side of DB Schenker in the south and Midlands.

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50265 "Inadequate" mess facilities for Drivers at Peterborough

August 2011 in Freight Operations

tagged Method of working East Midlands Central

A reporter has raised several concerns about the condition of the Freightliner mess room and Booking On Point (BOP) on platform three at Peterborough. The room is used by both HeavyHaul and InterModal Drivers.

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41102 Unhygienic conditions at Worksop depot

November 2010 in Freight Operations

tagged Work environment Equipment East Midlands

A reporter has raised concerns about unhygienic mess facilities at Worksop depot.

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40857 East Coast route knowledge and train handling

November 2009 in Freight Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing East Midlands East Anglia North East West Midlands Wales North West

Route knowledge and train handling experience is lacking for Freightliner drivers on the East Coast line, according to one reporter.

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40660 Length of turns and PNBs

November 2009 in Freight Operations

tagged Fatigue Rostering Central West Midlands East Midlands

A reporter would like to highlight two concerns regarding the shift design for certain turns and the facilities on offer during personal needs breaks (PNBs).

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40611 ‘Unsafe’ walking route at Leicester station

August 2009 in Freight Operations

tagged Security Work environment East Midlands Central

A reporter has several concerns about a walking route which runs from Leicester station to a staff car park.

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