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Is Fear the Best Teacher?


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#1 VentureForth

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 07:59 AM

An interesting article about safety training for Shinkansen maintenance crews:

https://soranews24.c...ing-at-300km-h/

Premise is that they need to feel the train whizzing by at 300 kph to appreciate the importance of their work after an untightened bold came loose on the supertrain a while back.
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:48 AM

An interesting article about safety training for Shinkansen maintenance crews:

https://soranews24.c...ing-at-300km-h/

Premise is that they need to feel the train whizzing by at 300 kph to appreciate the importance of their work after an untightened bold came loose on the supertrain a while back.

Wow, this is terrible.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 01:41 PM

That's quite smart and also absolutely terrifying. If I were training for that job and found out that that was part of it, I think I would look for a different job. Maybe I'm just a coward, though. 


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 03:15 PM

So long as it's safely conducted, I think there is value in letting the maintenance crew understand that what they are working on in a static environment isn't static out in real life - far from it.

On that note, though, you can't tie a mechanic to the nose of an airplane for him to appreciate his job. :D

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