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52871 Drivers in need of GSM-R re-training

May 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Training and briefing South East

Concerns have been raised that Drivers are in need of re-training before the implementation of Global System for Mobile Communications - Railway (GSM-R) in the driving cabs later this year.

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52756 Cleaners interfering with maintenance works onboard trains

April 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Training and briefing South East

Concerns have been raised that Cleaners working at Brighton Train Care depot are at times accessing units without permission when the units are being worked on by others.

 

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52568 Lack of training and certification

April 2014 in Train Operations

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

Concerns have been expressed that Cleaners are not receiving practical, hands-on training in working with the chemicals and machinery required to carry out their duties.

 

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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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