25.4 Rail incident lessons in police training programmes

The CBT   module is intended for decision makers dealing with railway incidents, primarily the police, and also the representative of the general prosecution and the judge on call. Its purpose is to enhance these entities’ understanding of the manner in which suicides and fatal trespassing incidents on rail infrastructure are handled, with the aim of improving their cooperation with the IMs   and RUs   and enabling resumption of train circulation with minimum delay.

Indeed, it is important to train the police and those who are involved in managing suicides and fatal trespassing incidents on railway infrastructure, and specifically in decision making processes in the managing of these incidents (CBT   module).

The CBT   was developed as an interactive tool to support an effective and interesting learning process. Trainees not only follow the topics of the lesson step-by-step, but also answer multiple choices questions and benefit from other interactive methods that are embedded into the tool.

The CBT   module covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the problem, its scope and severity.
  • Understanding railways’ incident response arrangements.
  • Supporting the railway with the quickest possible incident resolution.
  • Case study.
  • Lesson summary.

In preparation for the visit, the IM/RU can prepare information packages / kits for the police and other external responding organizations and agencies, including an information leaflet, DVD, presentations, e-learning material: Computer Based Training module (CBT  ) and other written material.

A CBT   Module for Responding Bodies was developed and evaluated by MTRS3 in Israel as part of RESTRAIL   pilot tests conducted in 2014. The CBT   programme can be accessed here: http://restrail.docebosaas.com

last update: 2015-01-20 Print