008/15

Status
Open
Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
MoT
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There is no requirement for health professionals who provide primary health care to transport industry personnel employed in safety-critical roles to inform appropriate authorities when there are concerns regarding the fitness of duty of such personnel under their care. In this instance the driver had been prescribed a collection of medications that singularly or collectively had the potential to adversely affect his performance, yet he continued to drive freight and passenger trains.


The Commission recommends that the Secretary for Transport address this safety issue.
Reply Text
The Ministry of Transport will consider the implications and options. It will work with the NZTA and the rail industry in looking at options for addressing the intent of this recommendation.
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