Trainability for Safety Test (TRFS)
The TRFS assesses the ability to learn and recall safety-related information similar to that found in the training programmes of safety-critical roles.
The candidate is required to learn and memorise information which is presented as passages of text, mostly based around transport scenarios, before answering 30 multiple-choice questions from memory.
The TRFS can be used in the transport and safety sectors but is also applicable to any role in which training involves learning rules and procedures, and in particular, where candidates are required to pass a training exam before taking up a position.
Here is an example of the type of scenario you might find in the TRFS:
- 3 validation studies are available including one which predicted success in training.
- 14 norm groups available, including Security Officer applicants to an International Airport.
- Materials include administration instructions, question booklet, candidate brief, answer booklet, scoring key and practice leaflet.
- OPC Assessment offers free bespoke norm groups (norms) to users of OPC Assessment tests.
Successfully using the TRFS
Brisbane Transport, the organisation responsible for public bus service in Brisbane, Australia, have been successfully using the TRFS to identify bus driver applicants with an aptitude for learning and following safety rules and regulations. This is a key skill required for the bus driver role as new recruits must go through extensive safety training. Since 2006 they have used the TRFS with over 4000 bus driver applicants.