Fatigue Risk Management System Audits of TfL Surface Transport Operations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Reference: 
2019/8819
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your response to Question 2018/1131, in May 2018, you state that TfL "is reviewing fatigue management systems of all its Surface Transport operations contractors".  Please provide the terms of reference, budget, milestones and copies of these "reviews".

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Answer for Fatigue Risk Management System Audits of TfL Surface Transport Operations
Fatigue Risk Management System Audits of TfL Surface Transport Operations

Fatigue Risk Management System Audits of TfL Surface Transport Operations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Safety is my top priority, and Transport for London (TfL) shares my Vision Zero commitment to ensure there will be no deaths or serious injuries on the transport network by 2041.

Since the tragedy at Sandilands, TfL has taken and continues to take a proactive approach to address fatigue management across all its operations and is committed to ensuring such a tragedy never happens again.  TfL’s Surface Transport directorate’s greater focus on fatigue management has become part of regular operational reviews, enabling sharing of best practice, immediate action and effective improvement.

TfL has reviewed the fatigue management arrangements of Tram Operations Limited and fatigue management monitoring is now reviewed within TfL at Director and Managing Director level on a four-weekly basis. TfL has also commissioned independent research into bus driver fatigue, including a review of fatigue management systems within bus operations. TfL is now analysing the results of the research, which it expects to publish in the summer.