Rail Training Package Update
TLISC and the Rail Train Driving Technical Advisory Group have recently reviewed the unit of competency TLIF4111A Work effectively in a train-driving environment. This revision work has seen the inclusion of Situational Awareness into the unit and therefore into the Certificate IV in Train Driving qualification.
A factor in performance and safety is situational awareness, that is, being aware of what is happening around you in terms of where you are, where you are supposed to be, and whether anyone or anything around you is a threat to your health and safety. With TLIF4111A Work effectively in a train-driving environment being a core competency, this revision work ensures that Situational Awareness is effectively covered in the Certificate IV in Train Driving.
Everyone has a mobile phone in their pocket today, so we are aware of the benefits of new technologies and these benefits are widespread throughout the rail industry. It wasn’t that long ago that the facsimile machine was seen as the break through within the rail workplace. However, there is also the potential for technologies to have unforeseen negative consequences. We rely on technology and we trust it to be right! But is it?
The rail industry in recent time has embraced a broad range of new technologies. With this increased new technology there needs to be an understanding of how they may also be a contributing factor to workplace incidents.