Chair of committeeWork and Well-Being Ltd
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.
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 is made up of:
Work and Wellbeing
passenger train operators
freight and other non-passenger train operators
infrastructure managers and owners
suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
Office of Rail and Road (observer).
Chair of committee: Bridget Juniper
, Work and Well-Being Ltd
RSSB main representative: Darryl Hopper
, Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd