Removal of "Priority 1 Issues" from Fatigue Audit IA 17780

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17338
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to the documents you sent me from Question 2019/12001, I note that the 11 July 2017 Version of IA 17780 listed "Priority 1 issues" in the Executive Summary, stated:

• Tram Operations Limited (TOL) management of driver’s hours of work, and the roster design, do not consider fatigue risk factors or reference industry good practice.

• TOL’s fatigue awareness training for managers and supervisors does not include factors that increase fatigue or how to recognise fatigue in others.

• TOL has no formal process for determining when a fatigue risk analysis should be carried out or reviewed.

These priority 1 issues do not appear in any later drafts of IA 17780 or in the final version published on 15 September 2017.  Please provide me with documentation which discusses the reasons why these Priority 1 issues were taken out of the document. 

Answer

Removal of "Priority 1 Issues" from Fatigue Audit IA 17780

Removal of "Priority 1 Issues" from Fatigue Audit IA 17780

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is not correct to say that those issues were taken out of the report. The issues remained in both the executive summary and also in the body of the report.

See the report for each of the issues:

[A] is dealt with at paragraphs 1.2 and 3.4

[B] is dealt with at paragraphs 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 and 3.9

[C] is dealt with at paragraphs 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.10

This fairly reflected the fact that these actions were already being undertaken by Tram Operations Ltd rather than new actions which they needed to initiate.