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Has health and safety had its day?

Report by Pete Schofield, Ford & Stanley chairman   When we’re running our leadership development workshops, we like to generate passionate discussion within the group so...

Vital intervention

Delays and cancellations on the line due to unauthorised access especially from those contemplating suicide are all too common. Fatalities are another troubling reality...

A holistic approach to health and wellbeing

Report by Niamh McMahon, health and wellbeing specialist, RSSB   At RSSB the topic of employee health and wellbeing in the rail industry is not a...

Rail Safety Summit 2018 – Who is speaking?

Speakers from Network Rail, HS2 and the ORR will offer their insights into the challenges facing rail health and safety professionals approaching the start...

Exhibitors on route to Railtex 2019

Major players in the rolling stock sector are confirming their places at the UK’s leading rail event, Railtex 2019. With the face of UK rail...

Get set for winter: footwear to keep you safe and warm

Britain has enjoyed the joint hottest summer on record in 2018, but, unfortunately, the time is fast approaching when we have to put away...

Taking fall protection to new heights at London Bridge

Network Rail has redeveloped the 180-year-old London Bridge station – the fourth busiest station in the country with over 54 million passengers passing through...

Stobart Rail & Civils’ revolutionary plant technology

Stobart welcomed representatives from Network Rail, Skanska, Amey Sersa, Nexus, Babcock, Buckingham Group, Morgan Sindall, GKD Technologies and West Cumbria Mining to get up...

Living in the eye of a perfect storm

The rail industry is living in the eye of a perfect storm that is signalling major problems ahead unless a solution is found, and...

Sustainable Delivery

With more than 2,000 sponsored staff, Vital is one of Britain’s largest suppliers of rail contingent labour. Its clients rely on it to supply...

And the SME of the Year is…

Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) has been awarded the SME of the Year award at the 2018 Rail Partnership Awards. The award ceremony is part of...

Why aren’t more companies claiming R&D tax credits?

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits can be a real benefit for qualifying companies. First introduced by the Government in 2000, they have provided...

An interview with Stobart Rail & Civils’ managing director

Stobart Rail & Civils’ managing director looks towards CP6 and explains why the company is barking up the right tree with its latest venture Stobart...

What does the future hold for one of the UK’s largest suppliers of specialist rail skills?

Any responsible, mindful company in the recruitment and contingent labour market has the same primary objective. “Safety is paramount to me,” said Gary Hardaker,...

Getting the best from your team

To quote John F Kennedy: “We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils -...

New year vision

2018 will be a year of transition. As CP5 draws to a close, the industry is readying itself for the future and the challenges...

Call Confidential: A new approach

Confidential reporting and analysis was adopted by the mainline railway companies shortly after the catastrophic rail incident that was Ladbroke Grove in 1999 to...

Heathrow Express flying high

Heathrow Express comes into its 20th year off the back of a strong 2017. Record passenger numbers and increasing customer satisfaction would suggest that...