Engine driver

An engine driver is an adult who has a permit for engine driver, who is professionally trained for performing the tasks of an engine driver, who has adequate education or a passed master exam and is fit for the job in terms language skills.

An engine driver performs the following tasks:

  • driving locomotives,
  • ensuring that the train is ready for driving,
  • reporting on the formation and braking of the train,
  • driving the train according to the schedule,
  • observing the driving path,
  • repeating the signals received from the assistant engine driver,
  • shunting with locomotive,
  • performing brake tests,
  • inspecting locomotives and carriages,
  • inspecting the conformity of the load on freight carriages,
  • securing railway vehicles from self-movement,
  • coupling and decoupling of vehicles,
  • including with an accessory coupling,
  • eliminating malfunctions on vehicles and the train,
  • calculating true brake weight,
  • calculating maximum speed,
  • inspecting the train,
  • securing the train stopped at open railway line.


Responsible: Ministry of Infrastructure | Last updated: 03. 08. 2016