"Administrative Error" and Fatigue Audit Report IA 17 780 (1)

MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to your delayed response to MQ 2018/0794, can you identify the nature of the "administrative error" that prevented the Fatigue Audit Report IA 17 780 from being sent to the RAIB, Office of Rail and Road, SNC-Lavalin and the British Transport Police and what actions Transport for London has taken to ensure it will not be repeated.


Answer for "Administrative Error" and Fatigue Audit Report IA 17 780 (1)

Answer for "Administrative Error" and Fatigue Audit Report IA 17 780 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As explained in Mayor's Question 2018/1358, Transport for London (TfL) would not normally forward audit reports to the ORR, RAIB or BTP, as these authorities would normally request any information they required. However, if TfL considers reports to be material to other investigations, it would forward them. It is clear that TfL should have forwarded this report to the external bodies investigating Sandilands. That the report was not sent until 12 February 2018 was down to human error, for which TfL sincerely apologises.

In my response to Mayor's Question 2018/1130, TfL drew the Church Street incident to the attention of the RAIB and the ORR as soon as it was made aware of it, and always provided the authorities with any information requested.

TfL has strengthened its procedures to ensure more robust checks are undertaken on whether any internal reports could be of interest to external investigating bodies. If TfL feels a report could be of interest, it will forward the final version to the identified external bodies to support their investigations.