CERT Queensland is proud to be working in partnership with Bombardier Transportation Australia as the company opens its new maintenance facility at Wulkuraka, near Ipswich, which forms part of the Queensland Government’s New Generation Rollingstock (QNGR) project.
CERT Trainers and Assessors delivered rail safety training to Laing O’Rourke employees and contractors during the construction phase of the maintenance centre and has continued with the provision of training to Bombardier personnel in preparation for the centre’s hand-over earlier this year.
Bombardier has an agreement with the Queensland Government to supply 75 new six-car multiple unit passenger trains by late 2018 and a 30-year contract to operate the Wulkuraka Maintenance Facility, which will service the new multiple units exclusively.
CERT has been working closely with Bombardier since September 2015 to develop solutions to achieve rail safety worker competence under various units of competency from within the Transport and Logistics Industry Training Package.
Scope of works CERT is undertaking with Bombardier includes:
- Risk-based training needs analysis and learning and assessment strategies for Bombardier and Queensland Government rail workers
- Operations training for commissioning and testing personnel
- Development of learning materials for maintenance and ancillary staff
- Training and assessment delivery services
- Implementation of a comprehensive worker competence management system
The suite of competencies CERT is providing under the agreement includes:
- TLIC0079 – Operate a Motive Power Unit within Defined Limits
- TLIC3017 – Shunt Rollingstock
- TLIC2078 – Identify and Respond to Signals and Trackside Signs
- TLIE2007 – Use Communication Systems
- TLIF1001 – Follow Occupational Health and Safety Procedures
- TLIF2010 – Apply Fatigue Management Strategies
- TLIF2080 – Safely Access the Rail Corridor
- TLIL4038 – Organise Marshalling & Shunting Operations
- TLIW2001 – Operate Under Track Protection Rules
- TLIW2041 – Clip Points and Apply Rail Safety Equipment
CERT is continuing with the provision of additional competencies to ensure Bombardier personnel have the right skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of work and responsibilities safely and efficiently.
Training and assessment are underway by CERT Queensland’s John Moreton who has vast knowledge and expertise in rail operations and safe working with the assistance of CERT Queensland Training Manager Jason Bxter. CERT Training and Development Consultant Sean Choat has worked closely with Bombardier to develop the framework and materials.
The project has also included a national response within CERT through specialist advice from Workforce Development Manager Rae Fossard and CERT Western Australia’s Richard Clark who were able to bring additional knowledge and expertise to the project.