Yarra Trams is the world’s largest operational tram network, with over 250km of double track. It has been operating for over 100 years.
Management recently released new Electrical Infrastructure Safety Rules (EISR) which are designed to keep workers safe when they are exposed to the hazards of working on, Near, or in the Vicinity of the Yarra Trams electrical infrastructure.
The rules are an essential part of Yarra Trams Safety Management System and are fully compatible with the Victorian Traction Industry Electrical Safety Rules (2014) (the Orange Book) produced by Energy Safe Victoria. It is therefore mandatory to be trained and operate under these rules.
Thomson Bridge designed a range of EISR training programs for experienced and new workers across the organisation. A course schedule ran for several weeks and was delivered at various sites and times to accommodate shifts.
Our online Workforce compliance platform, The Bridge enabled Yarra Trams coordinators to view training Completion Certificates which triggered the issuance of new EISR authorisation levels.
At completion, each worker received a Bridge Worker Card with a QR code to enable each person to view and display all relevant training and competency records required to work on the Yarra Trams network.
It is a requirement of Rail Safety National Law for each rail safety worker performing rail safety work to prove their identity and demonstrate the training and competence that the rail safety worker has obtained in order to perform that work.