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 21/09/2016

Basis for Recommendation

The competency management system failed to adequately brief the Train Driver on new procedures in relation to pre-service checks and changing cab ends and the failed ensure that these tasks were assessed during routine assessments; therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation to improve train drivers’ competency management systems:


IÉ should review their competency management system for train drivers to ensure that all driving tasks are routinely assessed.