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Training for coach/tutor drivers

Issue number: RO-2013-003-SI-03
Who it affects: All rail operators
Issue owner: Pacific National
Operation affected: Rail: Freight
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-003
Date: 15 November 2013

Safety issue description

Pacific National Bulk Rail does not provide coach/tutor drivers with sufficient training and direction as to how to perform their role.

Response to safety issue and/or Proactive safety action taken by: Pacific National

Pacific National will review training requirements for coach/tutor drivers and is currently considering development of a more comprehensive coach/mentor training package. In addition Pacific National Rail is currently reviewing an improved system called JobReady to assist in the management and monitoring of training via personalised training plans based on job roles.

ATSB comment/action in response:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau notes the response provided and is satisfied that the action initiated by Pacific National will, when completed, address the safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification: Pacific National will review training requirements for coach/tutor drivers
 
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Last update 25 February 2015