The UK has one of the safest rail networks in the world, but does that mean it should stop looking at ways in which its record could be improved? The 2019/20 reporting period saw three deaths, 130 major injuries and a further 5,099 injuries suffered by the UK’s railway workforce. Are these numbers acceptable? Can they be improved?
This white paper explores safety across the rail network, looking at historical data and how we can harness that data to create a safer future. It is broken down into five areas:
- Management – the role management teams play in workforce safety and how this can be improved
- Fatigue – a factor in at least 20% of incidents, effective fatigue management can make a fundamental difference
- Rostering – keeping the right people, in the right place, at the right time is important to ensure the right skillsets are being deployed
- Competency management – ongoing assessment of the workforce can identify gaps and recurring risk factors
- Training – keeping your workforce up to date with latest safety practices, as well as mandatory update training, plays a significant role
Bringing all of these factors together provides railway operators with a holistic view of the UK’s railway workforce, helping to understand and reduce incidents, improving safety across the network.
Download this white paper now to find out more.