On 19 October 2018, QR responded to the safety issue by stating it was currently undertaking a multidisciplinary review of its train driver MOC assessment process. It stated that the review would include the ‘content, assessment methods, trainer/assessors and security of training materials’.
On 11 February 2019, QR advised that it had completed a multidisciplinary review of driver training (including the MOC). A working party was convened on 7 January 2019 to identify key initiatives to improve current rail traffic crew training practices, and these new initiatives commenced introduction from late January 2019.
The ATSB will continue to monitor the progress of this and any other safety action taken in respect to whether QR can provide assurance that its Citytrain Rail traffic drivers meet relevant competency requirements now and into the future.