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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...

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...

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 chainThe...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that...

Who should be responsible?

An informed look at suitability, competences, training and personal accountabilityTrained competences are essential for the safe and reliable operation, maintenance and renewal of our...

Managing competency brings improved safety

James Fox, commercial director and co-founder at 3squared, explains how technology, in the form of digital apps, is consistently driving safety and operational working...

Review: The Rail Safety Summit 2019

This year’s event was the tenth annual Safety Summit. Nonetheless a number of themes featured in the first Safety Summit are evidently still with...

Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in South Wales, on 3 July 2019.It looks...

Rail Safety Week

Whether it’s the introduction of new rolling stock, timetables or a company structure, change poses a risk to safety and must be considered carefully. That...

Training in the virtual world

Stewart Thorpe tests out two of the latest virtual reality training toolsWith a whistle pressed against my lips, I take one final look along the...

Network health clinics

Stewart Thorpe went to the doctors to learn about a bold new approach to occupational healthNew life has been breathed into a derelict building...

Safety gear and tech of the future

Stewart Thorpe shines the spotlight on five innovative new safety products for the rail industry which could become commonplace in the workplaceBrightboot - Hi-vis...

Safestart: Wellingtons, wellbeing and an end to whistles, horns and detonators?

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...

Health, High Output and the new community Challenge

“Basically, it’s Weight Watchers with your mates at work,” explained Steve Featherstone, Network Rail’s track programme director, who is putting his weight behind a new health challenge launched in February.  His description of the project might be brief, but its potential impact is anything but.  A different type of enhancement programme Titled the Track Safety…