Scope

The Occupational Health Advisory Group (OHAG) promotes collaboration between occupational health professionals and the industry on occupational health and wellbeing issues relating to medical fitness for work standards. The group focusses on both reducing risks to health from work and on the wider effects of health on work.

OHAG will provide leadership and support to industry in response to emerging issues and critical incidents. However, OHAG will not perform a case management role or provide clinical, professional or management advice to duty-holders, employers or other industry bodies or groups relating to or in response to individual incidents or accidents. 

OHAG’s objectives are to:

  • Communicate evidence based occupational health (OH) resources 
  • Support development of OH training for practitioners 
  • Support commissioning of OH services
  • Support with compliance through an audit framework
OHAG reports directly to the Rail Wellbeing Alliance. The group produces a summary of the ‘Top 5 Key Messages’ every quarter, which highlights the key work that has been delivered or is underway. This can be downloaded from the resources section of this page.

If you have any questions or wish to contact the group, please email: Health&Wellbeing@rssb.co.uk.

You can download a range resources from our occupational health topic hub.

Message from the Chair

OHAG drives professional development and education for OH professionals.  We are working to minimise occupational health risks from railway work, and to share best practice and learning around these risks for the benefit of the rail industry. We support improvement in the competence for UK rail’s OH workforce, helping to future-proof the our knowledgeable and experienced OH clinical staff.

Membership

The Occupational Health Advisory Group has members representing these industry stakeholders:

  • Transport for London
  • trade unions
  • Association of Railway Industry Occupational Health Practitioners
  • passenger train operators
  • infrastructure managers and owners
  • RSSB.

Chair of committee: Vacant
RSSB main representative: Paul D'Arcy

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Barbara Davenport First MTR South Western Trains Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Christine Kinloch RSSB RSSB Meeting Manager
David Horne London North Eastern Railway Passenger Train Operating Company Sponsor
David Shackleton RSSB RSSB Member
Donna Morgans London North Eastern Railway Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Fiona King High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Julia Chapman Govia Thameslink Railway  Passenger Train Operating Company Alternate
Katie Mumford RSSB RSSB Standards Member
Kris Jeffrey Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member
Mark Hall Association of Railway Industry Occupational Health Practitioners Independent Member
Michelle O'Sullivan RSSB RSSB Member
Paul D'Arcy RSSB RSSB Member
Phil Barrett Rail Delivery Group Industry Association Member
Vacancy N/A N/A Chair
Rikard Moen Transport for London (TfL) Infrastructure Manager Member
Samantha Phillips Transport for London (TfL) Infrastructure Manager Member
Steve Enright Abellio Transport Group Limited Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Sue Butler Office of Rail and Road Office of Rail and Road Observer
Tom McPate Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member