Recommendation Date:19 February 2009
Date Closed:27 May 2011
The modern computerised Tranzlog vigilance system is capable of increased alertness monitoring beyond that currently exploited. The Commission recommends the New Zealand Transport Agency takes action to address the safety issue whereby for about 5 years after the technology had become available that could reduce the risk of fatigue related occurrences; the rail industry has not exploited this opportunity (002/09).
NZTA is working closely with rail industry to impliment the safety recommendation.