Passenger, worker and community safety is paramount to the operation of the country’s railways. Such is the close relationship between the two that Mark Carne often said that safety goes “hand in hand” with performance.

In at the sharp end

A few months have now passed since Network Rail changed the rules around the level of hand protection required on its work sites Since 1 April, Network Rail has mandated that everyone working on its sites wear gloves that meet...

Pinky promise

Apart from orange, there’s not a lot of colour on the railway - and there’s lots of orange. Safety boots are even more of a drab affair. Take your choice of charcoal, granite or midnight sky. But now Steel Blue,...
Workwear specialist Ballyclare has donated a waterproof coverall to a tuba-playing entertainer who rides around the country riding a recumbent tricycle. Jon Hodkin, stage name InnerTuba, approached the PPE provider to acquire something to keep him warm and dry on...

In focus: Lens technology

Protective eyewear manufacturer Bollé Safety has developed ‘Platinum’, an exclusive new permanent lens coating that provides wearers in the rail industry with improved levels of protection, comfort and clarity.  Covering both sides of the...

Breath of fresh air

RPB Safety believes its brand new modular respirators will highlight an invisible threat facing the railway and demonstrate why protection is vital. Originally from New Zealand, RPB Safety began supplying respirators to the abrasive blasting industry around 40 years ago....

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work