Image caption, Nigel Lawless is on trial at Cardiff Crown Court
A train attendant said he didn 't step onto a platform to watch the porchesYou close before a man falls between the train and the platform at a Cardiff station.
Railway conductor Nigel Lawless, 56, from Ynyswen , Rhondda Cynon Taf, is on trial, charged with endangering the safety of someone on the tracks.
Gavin Davies sustained minor injuries when he fell and the train left at Radyr station in July 2019.
Mr. Lawless denies the charge during a trial at Cardiff Crown Court.
Mr. Lawless, who had over 25 years of experience as a train attendant, told the court he was not complacent when he broke the book's safety rules. of Transport for Wales rules, stating that it was "common practice" to adapt the code to suit the needs of the guards.
The bylaw stated that a guard should be on the quayside, watching the passenger doors as they close, before getting back on the train and ifgeneral to the train of motion.
Image source, Geograph / Colin Cheesman Image caption, The fall occurred at Radyr station in Cardiff around 10:15 pm BST in July 2019
CCTV showed Mr. Lawless staying on the train and closing all the doors simultaneously as Mr. Davies, who was intoxicated, attempted to exit through the closing doors and fell into the train. space between the platform and the train.
The footage also showed passengers rushing to his aid and hitting the driver to stop.
Mr. Lawless said the train had already stopped after traveling a few feet before he had time to react.
W When he asked if he would have seen Mr Davies fall if he had been on the platform, Mr Lawless replied that this was "questionable " as he had to look at car doors in both directions and look at a signal indicator.
Mr. Lawless said it was the hardest dayhaud of the year and his concentration may have been affected, but added that he was carrying a "dynamic risk assessment " and he "honestly thought I had followed the procedures " .
The trial continues.