Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B.

Center

Namibia

Abstract

This project addressed the problems of train accidents, incidents and delays caused by human factors at TransNamib, the railway provider of Namibia. We studied the company’s operations through interviews, observations and examination of protocols. Our research revealed that TransNamib should focus its resources on improvements in safety, discipline and managerial training. We recommended that TransNamib implement employee evaluations, maintain an accident tracking system, conduct semiannual safety meetings and ensure all policies and procedures are updated and communicated with the employees.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Namibia

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