Professional training for train drivers
Professional training for train drivers includes theoretical and practical training.
Theoretical training includes:
- knowledge of provisions in the rules on signalling;
- knowledge of provisions in the rules on transport;
- conduct during serious accidents or incidents, and
- detailed professional knowledge relating to braking of the train and during shunting.
Practical training includes:
- training on health and safety at work relating to the risk assessment;
- training on fire safety;
- learning about operative regulations in the safe management system;
- working under supervision, where the candidate under the supervision of an instructor is trained to do all tasks which they will perform as a train driver independently, and becomes familiar with the station and all devices and equipment installed, and
- taking the practical examination before the commission appointed by the employer.
The entity implementing training issues a certificate of the passed examination of theoretical competence after the candidate has completed the theoretical training and verification of theoretical competence.
The employer issues a certificate after completing the first train driver’s practical examination. To obtain the next certificate, the train driver undergoes only practical training, followed by a practical examination.
Certificate of the passed examination of theoretical competence
Certificate of completed practical examination