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The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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PART 10REVIEWING STANDARDS

Quality standards

32.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Department must establish and implement a system to monitor and keep under continuous review the training, skills assessment and examination of train drivers under these Regulations with a view to ensuring appropriate standards are achieved and maintained.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not require the duplication of monitoring and review activities already required by and carried out under the safety management system of a railway undertaking.

Independent assessment

33.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), five years after these Regulations come into force, and thereafter every five years, the Department must cause to be carried out, by an appropriately qualified and independent person, an assessment of—

(a)the procedures for the training, skills assessment and examination of train drivers; and

(b)the system for the issue of train driving licences and train driving certificates

under these Regulations.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not require the duplication of assessment already required by and carried out under the safety management system of railway undertakings.

(3) The Department must provide the results of each assessment to the railway undertakings.

(4) The Department, or railway undertakings must give due consideration to the findings and any recommendations of the independent person and take any action reasonably appropriate to remedy any shortcomings identified.

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