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Interactive driver training

Issue number: RO-2011-002-SI-05
Who it affects: All rail operators
Issue owner: Rail Commissioner SA
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2011-002
Date: 11 October 2011

Safety issue description

Public Transport Services have not implemented simulator training or a similar interactive system which would allow new drivers to practice, retain and apply what they have learned without the risks associated with driving trains in traffic.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Rail Commissioner SA
Action number: RO-2011-002-NSA-005
Date: 11 October 2011
Action status: Closed
Public Transport Services has advised that the following action is proposed with respect to interactive driver training. ... that it is considering including the option provided by the manufacturer to have a simulator provided as part of the tender for the new electric multiple unit railcars that are being purchased ...

ATSB response:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is satisfied that the action proposed by Public Transport Services will adequately address the safety issue.
   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is satisfied that the action proposed by Public Transport Services adequately addresses the safety issue.

 
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Last update 31 January 2014