Listed below is the schedule for this year's event, along with an overview of the talks that will be taking place on the day.
Please note: This line up is subject to change so please keep checking back to this page.
Tue 14th March 2023 at 10:00
For 10 years, ORR has had a vision of zero industry caused fatalities and reducing risk, achieved by moving towards excellence in Health and Safety Management. This is not about gold plating but about doing the right thing and continuous improvement.
To help the sector achieve this, we developed the Risk Management Maturity Model and worked with the sector to improve it. Going forward the presentation will focus on key areas I feel the sector should focus on as we recover from the pandemic, the financial difficulties the industry now faces and the significant organisational changes many parts of the sector are headed towards.
Tue 14th March 2023 at 11:00
Bringing together elements of the financial crisis, mental health and the emerging precariat workforce and how our actions support or undermine these.
Tue 14th March 2023 at 11:20
There has been a lot of change on the Underground over the past 159 years, including our approach to safety and health. The changes in the Underground’s approach to customer and colleague health and safety is a story partly of evolution and at times, of revolution. These changes and drivers have been driven by some of the Tube’s most significant and tragic incidents, but also by innovation, changes in our colleagues’ and societal expectations and changes in the Underground’s health and safety ambitions. As we look to the future, we can apply both evolution and revolution to drive the cultural changes we need to become an even safer railway. This presentation will describe how the Underground has taken both approaches and how we are planning for the future.
Tue 14th March 2023 at 13:15
I will explain what is involved in creating a safe workspace on electrified line, why that is necessary and how it is achieved.
I will contrast practice in the UK with similar practices in Europe and Scandinavia.
I will explain the effect this has on work on the railway infrastructure.
I will set out a where the UK is 10 years on from the instigation of the National Electrification Safety Improvement Programme by Network Rail
And I will set out my vision for where the industry should aim to be
Tue 14th March 2023 at 13:55
The Department for Transport has a crucial role in securing a safe railway in Great Britain. It sets the policy and legislative framework for rail safety, sets standards for safe integration of track and train, and provides direction to industry on safety priorities. James Le Grice, DfT’s new Head of Rail Safety and Standards, will discuss the Department’s work in these areas, and the challenges and opportunities ahead in rail safety from a Government perspective.
Tue 14th March 2023 at 15:00
The rail industry is needing to adapt quickly to a changing economic, social and political environment. The goal-posts are moving on railway’s place in Britain’s day-to-day life, and the government edges slowly to a new industry framework with the emergence of Great British Railways. Yet the railways have a tremendous track record in tackling risk and improving performance, often in trying conditions. Keeping the industry’s focus on safety, health and wellbeing will be critical. This presentation will cover:
Reminder of RSSB’s role in the industry
The change challenge – validating safety to ensure previous mistakes aren’t repeated
Safety, Standards and R&D – how industry can continue to benefit from best practice rooted in data, evidence and collaboration
A 30-year strategy – Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway – and how this fits in with the Whole Industry Strategic Plan and Great British Railways
Safety Performance headlines from 2021/2
How industry is getting better at using data to support new risk models and dashboards for safety as well as health and wellbeing
Tue 14th March 2023 at 16:00
Having worked with Network Rail to develop the use of geofencing for trackside teams, Tended’s CEO Leo Scott Smith will be discussing the potential for this technology to transform track worker safety, helping to put an end to preventable accidents and fatalities on the UK’s railway.