Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway: collaborating to reduce railway risk
In this episode Dougie Hill, Head of National Freight Strategy & Policy at Direct Rail Services, and Geoff Spencer, former CEO of DB Cargo (UK), talk through the challenges to get competing companies to collaborate. Their work in the National Freight Safety Group (NFSG) has led to the Freight Integrated Plan for Safety.
00:50 About Dougie Hill.
01:50 About Geoff Spencer.
02:45 Freight sector risk reduction in 2016.
03:40 Practicalities of getting competing companies to collaborate.
05:00 Engaging stakeholders and setting realistic timescales.
06:50 LHSBR topics beyond derailment and early collaboration.
07:25 Managing the top risk projects and some notable successes.
09:25 RSSB support for NFSG as a collaborative group.
10:33 What worked to create a collaborative environment.
11:45 Lessons learned to implement and improve collaboration
Resources mentioned in this episode:
National Freight Safety Group: https://www.rssb.co.uk/Learn-and-Connect/Groups-and-Committees/Safety/SSRG/NFSG
The Viareggio train derailment  Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viareggio_train_derailment
New Insights into the Viareggio Railway Accident, Manca D., 2014, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 36, 13-18 DOI: 10.3303/CET1436003] https://www.aidic.it/cet/14/36/003.pdf
Managing Fatigue in the Freight Sector https://www.rssb.co.uk/Insights-and-News/Key-Industry-Topics/Fatigue-and-Alertness/Common-Principles-for-Managing-Fatigue-in-the-Freight-Sector
Rail Freight Operations Group https://www.rssb.co.uk/Learn-and-Connect/Groups-and-Committees/Safety/SSRG/NFSG/RFOG
Other related resources:
Road Risk Collaboration https://www.rssb.co.uk/Standards-and-Safety/Improving-Safety-Health--Wellbeing/Enhancing-Safety-Health--Wellbeing-Through-Collaboration/Rail-Industry-Road-Risk-Resource-Centre/Road-risk-collaboaration
Managing Occupational Road Risk Related to Fatigue https://www.rssb.co.uk/Insights-and-News/Key-Industry-Topics/Fatigue-and-Alertness/Fatigue-Risk-Management-Systems/Managing-occupational-road-risk-related-to-fatigue