DISI - Defective in Service Instructions
RMT General Grades Committee decision on DISI:
That we note and accept the report from our lead officer for London Underground. Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to issue as soon as possible a circular with the following wording:
RMT is completely opposed to section 2.2 of version 3 of the D.I.S.I. that states “Generally the train operator will be the most appropriate person to assess the defect. However in some cases the controller may decide to arrange for somebody else to attend the train and carry out the assessment.”
RMT maintains that a train operator should have the ultimate responsibility when assessing defects on his/her train, and that “a train operator will not be expected to compromise safety or to be caused severe discomfort to drive a train to a maintenance depot”.
RMT will support any train operator member who makes a decision as to whether to withdraw a train from service or not.
The circular referred to is attached. Please download and circulate.
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