Another bright and chilly Sunday and the Dinnington U15’s are on the top pitch
Today’s blog is looking at training. In my other life I have spent the last 15 years training people how to drive trains and on the rules and regulations that go with it. Most people have travelled somewhere by train at sometime in their lives and they have probably never thought about the person at the front that actually drives the train.
That driver will have gone through a long and intensive period of training before they have been allowed to take control of a train, even then they have regular training and refreshing days to ensure their competency and knowledge in all aspects of the job is kept to a very high standard. Why? To ensure everyone on the railway is as safe as humanly possible. Over the 200 or so years that the railways have been around there have been many accidents, however, every single one has actually contributed towards the excellent safety record that the railways now have. The railway rule book is as thick as a bible and as far as drivers are concerned it is their bible.
All the training that the driver goes through is done at various training facilities throughout the country and just as the Dinnington lads go through training at the High School, train drivers have schools where they learn the basics before being let out onto the railway network. At these training schools there are a team of trainers, with years of knowledge and experience, to guide the trainee through to achieving their goal. Which brings us back to the football; hopefully, Dinnington team will get their goal today and go home safe and sound, which is everyone’s aim.