Dreamworld Staff Say They Didn't Get Enough Training
Staff say they received 90 minutes of training before accident.
Dreamworld ride operators say they didn't get all the safety information they needed to operate the Thunder River Rapids Ride safely, before an accident that killed four people at the theme park in 2016.
As the inquest continues into the deaths on that ride at the Gold Coast park, the venue's staff have faced questioning over their conduct in the lead up to the accident.
Courtney Williams fronted another day of questioning on Thursday, with her lawyer telling the court his client was "highly distressed" and her emotional condition was "not good".
The inquest at Southport Coroners Court has already heard the "slow-stop" button on the control panel took around eight seconds to halt the rafts after being pushed.
Williams told the court she would have done more if she knew what the emergency stop button did.
"I would have done everything that I could have... yes," she said.
She also said she had only received about 90 minutes of training before being stationed at the Thunder River Rapids Ride.
She claims her superviser:
"..didn't take me through the manual. I had to go through it myself".
A memo was sent to workers the week before the accident, advising staff to only use the emergency switch if the main control panel couldn't be reached.
"I was never shown the memo," Williams said.
Timothy Williams was operating the ride when one of the main water pumps failed just before the fatal accident.
He revealed that, despite more than two years experience, he didn't know the emergency button stopped the conveyor belt almost instantly, whereas an alternate switch took around several seconds longer.
The senior employee also gave evidence that he wasn't aware of any emergency drills being introduced at Dreamworld since the 2016 disaster.