INFLUENCE OF AGE ON THE FREQUENCY OF PHYSICAL FAILURE OF STAFF EMPLOYED ON DB TRACTIVE STOCK

UBER DEN EINFLUSS DES LEBENSALTERS AUF DIE HAUFIGKEIT VON FEHLLEISTUNGEN BEIM TRIEBFAHRZEUGPERSONAL DER DB

Recordings were made of 2,217 automatic brake applications in cases where the vigilance button for the distant signal in the warning position was not activated, and studies were carried out on the average frequency of release of the automatic acoustic warning signal (SIFA: Sicherheitsfahrschaltung) on 10 powered units during 1,424 running days. There was found to be no relationship between age and an increase in the frequency of human lapses. The maximum values reached show fluctuations of a certain importance at all age levels. Anticipated retirements could represent a selective effect; account is also taken, unofficially, of the age of drivers of powered units on drawing up the rosters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

    175 5th Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10010
  • Authors:
    • Hildebrandt, G
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00081254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1976 12:00AM