Operate tram controls


Operate tram controls and power switches with different operating systems. Manipulate forward and reverse motion by smooth application of power and braking.

Alternative labels

utilise tram controls
utilise controls of tram
manoeuvre tram through use of controls
use controls to move tram
move tram through manipulating controls
control tram movement
operate controls of tram
manipulate controls to move tram
use controls of tram
use tram controls

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate tram controls is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Tram driver: Tram drivers operate trams, take fares, and look after passengers.
Tram controller: Tram controllers assign and manage tram vehicles and drivers for the transport of passengers, including records of distances covered and of repairs made.

Optional skill

Operate tram controls is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Occupational railway instructor: Occupational railway instructors teach future occupational drivers of railway transportation, such as train, tram, metro and trolley drivers how to operate their railway vehicle according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally drive and maintain their specific railway vehicle, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-driving related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022