Rail safety project launched by South Western Railway in partnership with UK Youth

South Western Railway (SWR) is investing in a rail safety project in partnership with UK Youth, a leading charity with the vision that all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their...

FIRSTCLASS SAFETY & CONTROL CHOSEN TO SAFEGUARD ETIHAD RAIL’S AL-FAYA OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY

Staff working for Etihad Rail will benefit from international best practice in health and safety, in part thanks to innovative depot protection technology from FirstClass Safety & Control. The UK-based rail safety specialist has been commissioned to design, manufacture and...

Warning to level crossing users after narrow escape for jogger and cyclist

CCTV showing a close shave between a jogger, a cyclist and a Southeastern train has been released by Network Rail to show the danger of ignoring red lights and presuming no more trains are coming. The incident took place at...

Lincolnshire Level Crossing Manager issues personal plea for people to use crossings safely

As the summer holidays get underway and COVID restrictions have lifted, one of Network Rail’s level crossing managers is urging people in Lincolnshire to make sure they know how to stay safe when using crossings. Val Stephenson manages around 80...

More than 400 West Midlands rail network trespass incidents since April

More than 400 people have risked their lives trespassing on West Midlands rail routes since April this year. The figures have been released by Network Rail and British Transport Police as part of the You vs Train campaign to highlight...

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/

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Network Rail begins vital improvements to Selby footbridge

Work gets underway next week on a project to improve Byram footbridge in Brotherton to make sure it remains...