Recommendation: 2012-005

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Ref # 2012-005
Status Closed
Occurrence Runaway locomotive at Portlaoise Loop.
Occurrence Date 29 September 2011
Date Closed 31/12/2018

Basis for Recommendation

The Train Driver did not complete the pre-service checks and follow the instruction correctly in relation to vacating and occupying cabs; therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation to improve train drivers’ competency management systems:


IÉ should review their system for introducing new train drivers’ manuals, to ensure that train drivers are fully trained and assessed in all aspects of these manuals.