Crossrail: reaching new heights

There's far more to Crossrail than a 73-mile railway. Stewart Thorpe discovers how the project has helped to set new wellbeing standards.  Accident levels during the construction of the Olympic Park, in preparation for London 2012, were recognised as exemplary...
Stress and mental health problems are the leading causes of long-term absence in the rail industry but this could be reduced if line managers received better training. That is according to the RSSB, which has launched the findings as part...
Staff welfare has long been thought to be an important part of any successful business. Although, in the past, the focus has been on the physical health of the individual rather than their mental health and wellbeing. In 2000, when...
RSSB is raising awareness about the risk of not properly treating railway staff who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While RSSB recognises a growing understanding within the industry around mental health, there was still a risk that many...
Around 4,500 ScotRail employees will now have easy access to advice on how to prevent suicides on the railway thanks to the rollout of a new mobile app. Developed by Network Rail in partnership with Samaritans, the app gives employees guidance...
Working trackside can be a challenging existence. Long night shifts in miserable weather are written into the job description. Dave Lee has spent most of his career on construction sites. For five years, he worked on the railway doing everything...
RSSB has secured funding to trial an independent service on behalf of the industry to support staff whose employment is made more challenging due to mental health problems. The trial, which is expected to run until February 2020, will deliver support...

Co-operation over criticism

Mandy Geal, founder of culture change specialist Learning Partners, calls on the industry to drive out the blame games Have you ever been blamed for something at work that you...
The efforts to give mental health and wellbeing issues the attention and support that they deserve have been significant in recent years. Campaigners from across the third sector, government, public bodies and business have worked tirelessly to develop and...
Ill health costs the UK rail industry around £790 million a year. It is a staggering figure which demonstrates why health and wellbeing matters as much to the finance director as it does to those at risk on the...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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