The Rail Health and Safety Strategy communications products focus on promoting good practice and learning from:

  • accidents, incidents, precursors and unplanned events on the national rail network due to any cause (excluding public behaviour at level crossings): human error, equipment failure, environment, vandalism, and any other risks in the scope of the strategy
  • train accident risk in yards, depots and sidings
  • workforce risk from accidents occurring on the running line: slips, trips and falls; contact with objects; and being struck by trains
  • health, safety and risk issues in stations and on platforms, including at the platform-train interface
  • major international rail events.

The format of Rail Health and Safety Strategy communications products must be accessible to the end audience, to ensure maximum impact. As such, the products:

  • use storytelling as a way of communicating complicated concepts clearly
  • use language that the target audience of front line operational staff appreciate and understand
  • are produced using media (film, magazine, web) that are easily accessible


The group’s membership is made up of the following industry categories:

  • passenger train operators
  • freight and other non-passenger train operators
  • infrastructure managers and owners
  • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
  • RSSB.

Chair of committee: Greg Morse, RSSB