AUSTRALIA’S train conductors have become the latest to call for more rigorous testing of new train designs to prevent fatal accidents.
Key points:Rail Safety Australia (RSA) says it wants to increase the effectiveness of train conductor training in order to keep up with changes in technology and safety”The SA Government has put forward an ambitious plan for train conductorship training which would involve a range of new approaches, including an increased focus on training safety, technology and risk management,” the organisation said in a statement to the ABC.
The SA Police Force has already said it is reviewing the current training of train train conductoring, and has asked its officers to review the effectiveness and effectiveness of the current system.
The Federal Government has been under pressure to ensure the effectiveness, safety and safety of the nation’s train conductory systems.SA Chief Minister Adam Giles said in December that the train conductoral program was a “huge and urgent” priority for the Government.
“This is about safety and it is about keeping trains safe and it’s about making sure we’re keeping Australians safe,” Mr Giles said.
“It’s also about keeping the community safe from the risks of train safety.”
Rail Safety Victoria said that, while it welcomed the Government’s plan to increase training, it would not support the introduction of more stringent testing.
“Safety is an ongoing and complex issue and any new test, or new requirement to test trains, is likely to have a negative impact on safety,” it said.
Mr Giles said that SA Police was working with other stakeholders to develop a training program that could support the new Government’s “robust, proactive and effective train safety plan”.
“The train conductorial training program will be a key component of this plan,” he said.