RSSB: Measuring health and safety

Dr Michelle O’Sullivan, Principal Strategy Implementation Manager – Health and Wellbeing, RSSB. Once upon a time, wrong side failures on our railway were a hidden pocket of risk. The same can be said of occupational road driving risk and accidents...

KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the UK transport sector. When an employee...

A fresh approach to depot safety

FirstClass Safety & Control, the Essex-based safety control system specialist, which was created following a management buyout of the safety control division of Beck & Pollitzer back in 2017, has been supplying safety control systems for over 20 years. The...

RAIB investigates train overspeeding in Aberdeenshire

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is looking into how two trains went through an emergency speed restriction between Laurencekirk and Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, on 4 December 2020 without reducing speed. The incidents happened between about 06:35 and 07:40 on 4 December...

New health and safety passport for HS2 workers

HS2 is working with Midland-based Biosite to develop a new initiative that will boost health and safety and competency insight across the supply chain The company building England’s new high-speed rail network and its contractors have taken a major step...

Is white-zone working the answer for the future?

Now that the report on the fatal accident at Margam has been released, it is time to make sure such an incident can never take place again. Having track workers maintain a live railway track is always fraught with danger...

Safety is all about people

In a footnote to his main article, Colin Wheeler asks whether the lack of face-to-face communication is resulting in an increase in accidents and incidents? As we approach the end of a year like no other for most of us,...

A problem shared is a problem halved

Health and safety concerns may be going unnoticed but reporting them is as important as ever. As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, CIRAS urges everyone to take a moment to consider how the year’s challenges might have changed them....

Railway contractor HQ obtains world-first IMMUNE certification

International consultancy and construction company Mace. Which refurbished Birmingham New Street station and is in the process of delivering Brent Cross West, has obtained the first IMMUNE Building Standard™ (IMMUNE™) certification globally for its headquarters at 155 Moorgate in...

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Prime Minister unveils GWR Intercity Express Train carrying special ‘We Mean Green’ livery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station this morning to unveil a special...