Cullen report orders a rail training shake-up

first_imgThe railway industry has been ordered to make major improvements to stafftraining following publication of the report into the Paddington disaster. Lord Cullen made nine recommendations on driver management and training inhis report on the public inquiry into the crash following harsh criticism ofThames Trains. Michael Hodder, driver of the Thames train involved in the disaster, hadonly recently qualified when he went through a red signal leading to thecollision, which killed 31 people in October 1999. Cullen said, “I conclude that the safety culture in regard to trainingwas slack and less than adequate and that there were significant failures incommunication within the organisation.” In his report, Cullen said Thames Trains should have done more to organisemanagement and training in a systematic manner. Managers responsible for drivertraining taught classes in their own way, training material was not validatedand there were gaps in the training delivered He said in his report. Cullen recommended Thames Trains ensures its drivers have monthlyface-to-face meetings with managers responsible for driving standards. David Maitland, group HR director for Connex Transport, said his companywould be studying Cullen’s recommendations closely. Maitland said, “We recognise that train drivers have a stressful job,requiring a lot of decision-making and working on their own. Driver training iscrucial to the railways. It is a key part of the system.” A Thames Trains spokesperson said, “We were aware that there wereimprovements we wanted to make to training in 1999 when the accident happened. “We have implemented a wide range of improvements in driver training,recruitment and development in the past two years. That process is ongoing. Weaccept all the recommendations in the report.” By Katie Hawkins Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Cullen report orders a rail training shake-upOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

At Carwiz, the long-term goals set at the beginning of the year have already been achieved

first_imgLet us remind you that not so long ago in 2017, Carwiz established itself in Croatia in a very short period of time as an equal market player and over time a leader who expanded its business to the European, African, Asian and American markets in just one year. Based on current indicators, there is no reason to doubt that global expansion and strengthening of the position will not continue in the new 2020 year.  In addition to the franchise countries in Carwiz, they also manage thirteen branches in Croatia, and in order for everything to be ideally harmonized, they take care of Ivan Ažić, Director of Development and Željko Županić, director of logistics together with colleagues who work every day to improve the service.  Dobrilović has repeatedly emphasized that all teams and employees are responsible for the growth of Carwiz, but he especially emphasizes his closest team. Sales Director Borko Ribić, who manages sales in twenty countries, advises franchise managers who care about existing franchise partners and negotiate with potential ones.   “Traveling the world and seeing my brand in almost every corner is something I had hoped for and aspired to, but achieving such global success in just one year is more than a vision of one man, for me it is a product of togetherness, a clear goal and the highest level of team motivation.”, Admits Krešimir Dobrilović.  Realized strategic goals in Carwiz rent a car, along with revenue growth and market dominance, once again showed that knowledge, perseverance and vision form the formula for success, namely the success of an incredible 55 million kilometers, which represents 1.400 laps around the planet with Carwiz vehicles. Photo: Carwiz Presence in as many as twenty countries, from Greece and Iceland, through Ireland, Turkey, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Portugal, all the way to the Baltic countries, Morocco, the Caribbean and two branches in the United States is unique success.center_img Although it is the end of the year, Carwiz is working full steam ahead, so franchise managers are negotiating with potential partners from New York, Canada and Austria, while intensive preparations are underway for appearances at international fairs in Istanbul, Berlin and the International Car Rental Show. in Las Vegas to be held in early 2020. In negotiations with potential partners from New York, Canada and Austria Caring for the image and reputation of the Carwiz brand, nurturing internal and external communication and other marketing activities in as many as twenty countries with his team is led by the director of marketing, Barbara Mrkić.  Four continents, twenty countries, more than fifty cities, over sixty branches, 55 million kilometers and 10.000 vehicles – this is the summary of last year’s Croatian rent-a-car, which successfully marketed its business model around the world. “We continuously analyze market events, set goals and raise quality, which resulted in 54% more rent compared to last year and 74% higher revenue than last year, which is why I can say that I am more than proud of my team.” Dobrilovic added. last_img read more