Health Economics Group

    ​The role of the Health and Wellbeing Economics Group is to support the Health and Wellbeing Policy Group in providing evidence to better understand the value for money associated with the delivery of the roadmap and its specific tasks as well as to provide a strategic view of Health and Wellbeing cost within the rail system and how industry may save £32m from improvements to employee health and wellbeing. All of this will enable a better understanding of the value for money from specific initiatives at company and industry level.

    Scope

    The rail system comprising of companies that run trains on, develop, repair, maintain and supply the GB railway system. Health and Wellbeing definition is the effects of work on health (eg noise induced hearing loss), the effects of health on work (eg colour vision testing), and wellbeing. As well as maintaining support of the roadmap as required the group has agreed to undertake initial work on three key tasks:Development of Industry Health Indicators Integration of a health cost benefit analysis (CBA) tool Intervention evaluation measures

    Message from the chair

    The Health Economics Group (HEG), is a cross-industry group to promote collaboration on health and wellbeing issues aligned to the railway health and wellbeing roadmap. The group reports into the HWPG and supports the management of health risk areas described in the industry’s safety strategy ‘Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway.

      Membership

      Membership is made up of:

      • Work and Wellbeing
      • Work Foundation
      • passenger train operators
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • infrastructure contractors
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB
      • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
      Chair of committee: Bridget Juniper
      RSSB main representative: Darryl Hopper , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Bridget Juniper
      Other Chair
      Kirstie Smith
      Melissa Smith
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Darryl Hopper
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Steven Van Niekerk
      HS1 Limited
      Kris Jeffrey
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Samantha Phillips
      Govia Thameslink Railway
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Mike Tyler
      Natasha Frawley
      Office of Rail and Road
      Natasha Scoggins
      Eurostar International Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Noodhir Soburn
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Alex Grunnill
      Eurostar International Ltd
      Train Operating Company
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Industry Support Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      Kirstie Smith
      Tel: Kirstie.Smith@rssb.co.uk
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