The training provided to the West Coast Wilderness Railway road-rail vehicle operators did not identify and incorporate local specific training requirements, such as operating on very steep grades and the use of radios.
West Coast Wilderness Railway
11 June 2014
The West Coast Wilderness Railway has engaged a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who has developed a training package that specifically recognises the risk of operating a road-rail vehicle in their network. This new training complies with the Australian Quality Training Framework. Operators have now been re-trained by the new RTO incorporating the new training package.
Current issue status:
The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by West Coast Wilderness Railway in engaging an RTO and developing a training package that recognises specific risks for road-rail vehicles operating on their network addresses this safety issue.