is critical to everything we do at Metro Trains. The New Ways
of Working – Simplifying Track Protection Program has been designed
to improve the application of safety for track workers and their
teams. Two key areas of focus for the program have been the
development of new Track Protection Manuals to replace the many
complex and conflicting procedures we have, and updating the Work
on Track App, which provides more guidance and tools for applying
To assist with the rollout of the
new Track Protection Manuals we will be providing Track Force
Protection Coordinators (TFPCs) with an initial 30 minute online
awareness module, followed by a full day of interactive face to
face training. This will ensure all of our TFPCs understand the
changes and are confident to use the new manuals and the updated
Work on Track App.
The Work on Track App has had a
number of changes, many of which were suggested improvements
received by existing users of version one of the application, which
provides improved functionality and flexibility to plan and
implement the track protection.
The online awareness package will
be available from Monday 19th July via The Platform, our Learning Management
System. The awareness package will take up to 30 minutes to
complete and will provide background on the changes in preparation
for the full day/night face to face training.
Face to face training
Bookings for the interactive face
to face training be open from the 15th July, with the training
program commencing on Sunday 8 August. There will be training
available five days and four nights per week, with the last
training session taking place on the day shift on Friday 29
The majority of face to face
training will take place at Caulfield Depot in groups of up to 16
people. Please be aware that all TFPCs must attend the face
to face interactive training day/night and it is up to the business
and external contractor groups to ensure their TFPCs are registered
to attend and complete the training. Failure to do so will result
in their qualifications being suspended from 31st October.
Over the coming weeks you will
receive more information on how to book in for the face to face
The project team are looking
forward to seeing the positive impact this program of work to
ensure that everyone on track is protected every time and no one
will be placed in a position where they or their teams have the
potential to be hurt.
If you have any questions please
email them to RailSafety-Improvement@metrotrains.com.au.
Rail Safety Improvement Team
Metro Trains Melbourne