ASLEF Cab Ergonomics Guide V3

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The purpose of this document is twofold. Firstly, this is to provide information to industry bodies (including rolling stock companies, manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and operating companies) of the standards expected by ASLEF in new driving cabs and in the driving cabs of legacy rolling stock. Secondly this should provide guidance to our representatives when dealing with the introduction of new rolling stock and the refurbishment of legacy rolling stock and thus reflects ASLEF policy at the time of publication.
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Purpose

The purpose of this document is twofold. Firstly, this is to provide information to industry bodies (including rolling stock companies, manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and operating companies) of the standards expected by ASLEF in new driving cabs and in the driving cabs of legacy rolling stock.

Secondly this should provide guidance to our representatives when dealing with the introduction of new rolling stock and the refurbishment of legacy rolling stock and thus reflects ASLEF policy at the time of publication.

This document should be regularly reviewed and updated to consider new developments in technology or research.

Introduction

The construction and design of the train driving cab is one of the factors highly influencing the performance of the train driver in matters related to safety. As the cab is the daily workplace of the Train Driver, the facilities offered are of great importance to the general well-being of our members.

With the varying types of work within the UK rail network it is important for ASLEF members to have driving cabs that art state-of-the-art and have facilities that reflect the type of work that the train was manufactured for.

Working with Europe

The impact of the UK leaving the European Union with regards to standards has been minimal. Manufacturers still apply the standards developed within European organisations for trains that will operate in the UK. ASLEF welcomes and supports the continued development of these standards and will continue to work within the European Transport Federation to influence and improve these standards on a Europe wide basis.

 

Contents

General Information

  • Approval and authorization of this document
  • Issue record

Foreword

  • Purpose
  • Introduction
  • Working with Europe

Section 1: General Requirements

  • Representative involvement
  • Ergonomic principles
  • Evaluations and measurements
  • Legacy rolling stock

Section 2: Cab features

  • General
  • Crashworthiness
  • Welfare
  • Storage
  • Seating

Section 3: Cab entry and exit points

  • General
  • External Doors
  • Internal Doors
  • External access steps
  • Handrails
  • Door handles
  • Flooring
  • Walkways

Section 4: Emergencies

  • Emergency access
  • Emergency Cab Egress
  • Emergency equipment

Section 5: The Cab desk

  • General
  • Illumination
  • Switches and controls
  • Display screen equipment

Section 6: The Cab Environment

  • Cab air pressure and ventilation
  • Climate control
  • Noise
  • Glare
  • Cab Lighting
  • Vibrations
  • Electromagnetic Radiation

Section 7: Cab Equipment

  • General
  • Safety devices
  • Communication devices
  • Driver Machine Interface (DMI)
  • Electronic timetables
  • Mobile electronic devices

Section 8: On train Camera / monitor systems

  • General
  • External Body-side Cameras
  • In-cab monitors

Section 9: Windscreens and windows

  • Windscreens
  • Side windows

Appendix 1: Glossary

Appendix 2: Sources