Astutis launches enhanced IOSH Managing Safely online course for rail professionals

The risk of injury – or even death – within the rail industry can unfortunately be stark. According to the Office of Rail and Road's annual statistical release, from 2019-2020 there were 5,099 minor workforce injuries, 130 major incidents and, tragically, three fatalities. While major and minor injuries were at their...

New safety warning as a third of British adults say they would risk all by stepping onto the railway track to retrieve their mobile...

Purse / wallet (33%) and keys (31%) were among the other personal items adults would retrieve from the trackYet 98% of adults understand that stepping onto the tracks carries risk of serious injury or deathSeven-time Paralympian Simon Munn, MBE,...

QTS ON TRACK WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP DRIVE

Local employer, The QTS Group, is opening its doors to aspiring apprentices with a special open day held at its Drumclog HQ. Taking place between the 27th – 29th July 2021, young people are now being invited to register for...

Transport for West Midlands appoints interim managing director

Anne Shaw has today (12 July) been announced as the interim managing director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). Previously director of network resilience at TfWM for almost four years, Anne is highly experienced at managing large scale and complex...

Leading rail expert Jason Durk joins 3Squared as Principal Consultant

3Squared are pleased to announce the appointment of leading rail expert Jason Durk as Principal Consultant. At a time of real growth and opportunity for the company, Jason’s key objective at 3Squared will be to nurture and develop the...

Network Rail staff host football match for mental health charities supported by Pompey legend

Hot on the heels of last night's England match, another football match kicks off this Friday (9 July) to raise money for charities working to support mental health. The fixture, organised by Network Rail teams at Basingstoke and Havant, starts...

HS2 hits 650 apprenticeships milestone

On the one-year anniversary of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, HS2 Ltd has announced that the project has reached another major milestone in its bid to build a lasting legacy of skills and education in the UK. Solihull resident, Danielle...

Northern Lead Driver Team Manager reaches 35-year career milestone

Despite a ‘near miss’ involving actor David Jason, one of Northerns driver managers has reached a 35-year milestone working in the rail industry.   Steven Lloyd, from Stockport, started work with British Rail at Motherwell depot in Scotland, aged just 16.   Now Lead Driver Team Manager based at Manchester...

Life-saving bleed control kits installed on CrossCountry trains

CrossCountry has partnered with the Daniel Baird Foundation to install life-saving bleed control kits on all its services. The bleed control kit was developed by the Daniel Baird Foundation, alongside Prometheus, following the death of 26-year-old Daniel from a stabbing...

Ofsted gives full marks to Govia Thameslink Railway’s inclusive apprenticeship scheme

Education regulator endorses quality of the rail operator’s apprenticeship schemesInspectors find that internal trainers motivate apprentices to achieve their goalsGovia Thameslink Railway is on track to recruit 200 apprentices this year Govia Thameslink Railway’s apprenticeship scheme has received an official...