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Fatigue management

Issue number: RO-2015-005-SI-01
Who it affects: Sydney Trains
Issue owner: Sydney Trains
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2015-005
Date: 29 January 2016

Safety issue description

Sydney Trains' fatigue management processes were ineffective in identifying the fatigue impairment experienced by the driver. 

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Sydney Trains
Action number: RO-2015-005-SA-01
Date: 29 January 2016
Action status: Closed

Sydney Trains is reviewing the procedures followed by train crew rostering officers with a view to ensuring that crew called in on late notice have an additional assessment conducted to assess their possible fatigue level. The review will include measures that may be taken if the possibility of elevated fatigue levels is revealed by the additional assessment.

ATSB response:

The ATSB acknowledges that Sydney Trains has commenced a review of train crew rostering procedures. Since the safety action has not yet been completed by Sydney Trains, the ATSB makes the following recommendation so that actions to address the safety issue are effectively monitored and reported.

Recommendation

Action organisation: Sydney Trains
Action number: RO-2015-005-SR-04
Date: 29 January 2016
Action status: Released

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Sydney Trains take safety action to ensure that adequate strategies exist to safeguard against fatigue impairment of train crew called in on the stand-by roster.

   
Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

The safety action has not yet been completed by Sydney Trains.

 
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Last update 29 January 2016