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,...

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...

South Western Railway guards trial body worn cameras to improve customer and colleague safety

In a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour, South Western Railway has announced the trial of body worn camerasThe cameras will be trialled by train guards working out of Fratton depot and will be seen onboard trains running on various...

Rail Safety Week – Friday 25th June line up

Starting at 9am, Friday 25th June 2021 - Workforce Safety. Register and watch live here: https://learnliveuk.com/rail-safety-week/

Manchester Piccadilly escalator trials virus busting technology

Space-age technology is being trialled at Manchester Piccadilly station to give passenger escalators added protection from COVID-19. A new sanitising system has been installed inside a station escalator to continually coat its handrail with an invisible layer of disinfecting particles...

Rail regulator finalises new guidance to support level crossing safety

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today (15 June) published new guidance to support Network Rail, heritage and other non-mainline railways as well as local authorities in the management of risks at level crossings. Principles for managing level...

Rail Safety Week – Monday 21st June to Sunday 27th June 2021

RAIL SAFETY WEEK AT A GLANCE Rail Safety Week is an industry lead initiative focusing on rail safety for all. Whether your career lies within the rail industry, or whether you use the railways to get from A to B...

GWR provides online support for domestic abuse victims

Great Western Railway has further strengthened its support for people experiencing domestic abuse by signing up to provide vital help at the touch of button. The train operator has joined forces with UK SAYS NO MORE and the Royal Mail...

New safety equipment given the green light at ten level crossings across Anglia

Network Rail has installed new equipment at ten level crossings across Anglia to make them safer. Level crossings can be dangerous if not treated with the caution and care required by users, so Network Rail work to minimise the risk...