Driver Standards Monitoring
As well as driver behaviour that should be checked for compliance with company standards, health and safety, and ‘best practice’, there are also things that can also result in reduced performance on timetabled services:
For example, it may be that a driver who is overly cautious may go beyond normal ‘defensive driving’ and cause delays through braking too early.
VOQA will pinpoint that.
It may be that a driver might fail to apply the full power setting normally employed for a particular train and conditions, and hence cause delays.
VOQA will pinpoint that, too …
It may be that station dwell, departure time or speed en-route don’t match the ideal journey profile but all might normally go un-noticed.