Rail Safety Week (RSW) is an industry-wide and industry-led initiative focusing on rail safety for all. Whether your career lies within the rail industry, or whether you use the railways to get from A to B – safety affects us all.
RSW aims to bring rail safety to the forefront of people’s minds across a dedicated week (26 June-2 July), keeping safety firmly in the spotlight and sharing ideas and best practice across industry colleagues.
Opportunity for community rail to get involved
Community rail partnerships and station groups across Britain are encouraged to get involved in Rail Safety Week. There are plenty of ways you can take part – you could host an open day at your station with a local school/college, arrange a safety talk with your team or share rail safety messages on your social channels. For more ideas and resources visit the RSW website.
Get in touch with our comms team via firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you are planning so we and the RSW team can support you in promoting your activities. Whether it’s a face-to-face or online event open to industry colleagues or the local community, or a closed event just for your team or a specific group – we want to know!
Rail Safety Week launch conference
Rail Safety Week (RSW) launches on Monday 26 June with a conference in London, open to anyone with an interest in Health and Safety on and around the railway. A great programme of speakers will deliver short sharp presentations, including:
- Karen Bennett of Community Rail Network – talking about Rail Safety in community rail
- Stuart Heaton of LearnLive – talking about Rail Safe Friendly and how you can get involved
- Ian Prosser of ORR – talking about H&S challenges going forward and in CP7
- Dave Holder of QSS – providing an insight into unlocking continual improvement through RM3
- Transpennine Route Upgrade – sharing their Rail Safety Hub initiative
- James Le Grice of DfT – offering a Government perspective on what makes the UK’s approach to rail safety so successful, and the associated opportunities for the British rail industry
- Chris Leech of Tracsis – talking about the importance of Community Frameworks
- Dave Brough of RCC – exploring business risk and competence
- British Transport Police – sharing their initiative in relation to protecting women and girls from violence
- Achilles – updating colleagues on the findings from their Modern Slavery Report
- … plus more!
Bookings are now closed for this event. To find out more about Rail Safety Week or to speak to a member of the RSW team, please contact RSW@railforum.uk who would be delighted to help.