Creating and Embedding a Safety Culture in the Rail Sector
Safety continues to be a vital factor in gaining and retaining contracts for the maintenance, renewal and enhancement of the UK’s rail infrastructure.
In a growth sector that is undergoing its biggest modernisation programme since Victorian times, safety continues to sit at the top of Network Rail’s priorities. Safety must be seen to be embedded at every level of an organisation if contractors are to succeed in this highly competitive sector.
Acorn’s consultants have delivered safety culture programmes to several of the UK’s track maintenance and renewals companies, and believes that establishing ownership of the safety procedures for each employee is key to achieving the ultimate aim – to deliver the safety objectives, and create a positive perception of the company’s safety culture which will strengthen their position as contractors to Network Rail.