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1 EUMedRail Project - Kick-off Meeting Harmonised Regulation and Standards for Operations and Driver Training 25/10/2017, Brussels Interoperability Unit

2 I. Train Drivers DIRECTIVE 2007/59/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 October 2007 on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community II. Staff Performing Safety Critical Tasks (other than Train Drivers) 2

3 Motivation & Challenge EU Certification Scheme for Train Drivers motivation: Increasing mobility of train drivers Facilitating cross-border operation challenge: Competence profile to a large extent Individual Determined by local network 3

4 Model Components Basic Principles: Licence + Complementary Certificate NSA RU Issued by competent authority Issued by employer (RU/IM) 4

5 About the Licence Issuance: National Safety Authority Validity: 10 Years Ownership: Driver Requirements Minimum Age (20 Years) Minimum Pre-education Medical Fitness Psychological Fitness General Professional Competence 5

6 About the Certificate Issuance: Operating Company (RU (or IM) which employs or contracts the train driver) Validity: No expiry date but: Competence Management Frequent Competence Checks front side Ownership: Operating Company Content: Professional Competence Rolling Stock Infrastructure Language 6

7 Scheme Overview LICENCE CERTIFICATE Minimum Age Features Competence Rolling Stock Minimum Education general individual Competence Infrastructure Fitness (Mental / Physical) Competence Language Competence General All MSs Rolling Stock + Lines as indicated Category A/B 7

8 Scheme Supporting Features Supplementing Measures Specifications for Licence & Certificate Registers Definition of Licence & Certificate Layout Recognition by Authority Psychological Testing Medical Examination Training Centres Examiners 8

9 Train Driver Directive Phasing-in Time Line All Drivers Specification Register Models NEW Drivers III. II. TD in cross-border services I Oct / Dec 09 Oct 11 Oct 13 Oct 18 9

10 I. Train Drivers DIRECTIVE 2007/59/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 October 2007 on the certification of train drivers operating locomotives and trains on the railway system in the Community II. Staff Performing Safety Critical Tasks (other than Train Drivers) 10

11 Other Staff Groups Performing Safety Critical Tasks European Rules (elements of TSI OPE) 1. Crew Members (other than drivers) 2. Staff Preparing Trains Regulated subjects: Minimum Elements of Professional Competence Medical Fitness Requirements Language and Communication Requirements 11

12 Other Staff Groups Performing Safety Critical Tasks National Rules for staff performing safety critical tasks (Rules Notified according to Safety Directive) Staff groups concerned: 1. Train Driver 2. Train Crew 3. Staff Moving on Tracks 4. Shunting Staff 5. Staff Handling Dangerous Goods 6. Staff Maintaining Rolling Stock 7. Other Regulated subjects: Selection Criteria Vocational Training Medical Fitness Certification Scheme Situation differs from Member State to Member State. Not all Member States provide rules for all staff groups respectively for all subjects listed above. 12

13 Other Staff Groups Performing Safety Critical Tasks National Rules for staff performing safety critical tasks (Rules Notified according to Safety Directive) The Agency currently carries out an in-depth analysis Aim in view of Single European Railway Area: Avoid overlapping national rules and EU rules Avoid overlapping with CSM on SMS Evaluate options for harmonisation Motivate MSs to elaborate strategy and measures to reduce national rules where they are not required 13

14 . Some Additions 14

15 Implementation Status Share of licenced Drivers ( ) EU 28 excl. CY, MT + NO, CH 64,300 licenced Drivers 88% 93% 96% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 105,700 other 54% 55% 62% 66% 75% 76% 62 % 41% 30% 34% 9% 0% 0% 0% 5 MSs IE BG ES DE FI PL FR SK UK AT LV EE NL LU BE IT CZ HU SE (NO) DK (CH) (no data for: EL, HR, LT, PT, RO, SI) Slide 15

16 Licence Fee Licence Fee Euro per licence (ref ) EU27 excl. CY, MT, incl. NO (no data for IE, PT, LU, RO, EL) Indirect Financing (through infrastructure use charging) BG LV NO UK CZ EE SK IT HU PL SI LT NL BE ES FR DE DK FI AT SE Slide 16

17 Amendments, Adjustments, Improvements: First Revision of the Directive to be initiated 2018 Practical Experiences Concerning Licence / General Aspects Concerning Medical/ Psychol. Examination Concerning Certificate/ Specific Competences 1. Definition, Terms 2. Scope of Exemptions (to hold a Certificate) 3. Double Application 4. Pre-education 5. Cessation of Employment 6. Language TC/Examiner 7. Examination on Annex IV 8. Geographical Scope of Recognitions 9. Register Specification 10. Frequency psychological exams 11. Restricting diseases 12. Vision requirements 13. Supplementing examinations 14. Criteria for occupational psychol. exams 15. Post traumatic support 16. Recognition criteria doctors and psychologists 17. Review categories of certificates 18. Guidance on specification of RSt / Infra competence 19. Review layout certificate / new technologies Slide 17

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