Industry considers health and wellbeing of its workforce
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Around 100 delegates from across the rail industry attended RSSB’s Health and Wellbeing Conference. They shared best practice and discussed the issues affecting the rail industry.

The conference was opened by Dame Carol Black. Through talks and open discussions, attendees considered various aspects of the future ways of working. The focus of the conference was on practical, tangible outcomes; with four workshops delivered throughout the day.

These looked at various issues, from finding practical solutions for everyday situations to how, to support employees who are carers outside of the workplace, to supporting and engaging disabled staff.

There were also talks on various subjects, such as the ‘death’ of the traditional workplace, including the impact of smart technology on current working practice led by Dr Nicola Millard, Psychologist and Futurist working at BT.

Roan Willmore (Network Rail) and Darryl Hopper (RSSB) gave an overview of the Railway Health & Wellbeing strategy and invited delegates to respond to the content of the strategy; and Professor Diana Kloss MBE presented on the work of the Council for Work and Health.

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