Give Us A Lift?

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sat, 23/07/2016 - 01:39,

Four months after “Fit for the Future”, we’re still hearing of supervisors who haven’t been lift and track familiarised at the stations they were displaced to.

Remember that, prior to "Fit for the Future", LU snuck through a change to the rulebook that meant staff without the core lift license could work on lift stations as long as an on-duty supervisor was licensed. This is bad enough, but when that supervisor or CSM has only the core license but no local familiarisation, LU is essentially allowing lift stations to be open without anyone on site who really knows how to sort things out if there's a problem with the lifts. This has already led to serious incidents at stations such as Regent's Park.

The reason LU is training and familiarising people more comprehensively is simple: coverage is so tight that they can't release anyone for training without risking falling below minimum numbers.

A classic example of a "Fit for the Future" mess.

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