As the largest networking organisation in the sector, the Rail Alliance works with the whole industry, promoting broader thinking and accountability.
Its commitment to safety shows through the likes of partnership with SAFESTART18, and only recently, the Alliance announced its Light After Dark event will return next year, which is an exercise in improving trackside safety for the general public and maintenance operatives during times of work.
SAFESTART, which will take place on 25 January 2018, aims to promote ongoing safety standards across the whole industry.
Since 2014, SAFESTART has grown and developed each year, developing clear and coherent safety messages across the industry through its platform which allows the rail sector to get together and put safety at the heart of its message.
The event promotes better health and wellbeing, better sites and offices, improved planning, sustainable working, as well as better training and development.
Both the Rail Alliance and SAFESTART18 are working in partnership with the Track Safety Alliance (TSA) to shape the content of the safety forums.
All forums are free and there will be six running throughout the day, along with the keynote presentations.
Eli Rees-King is the Marketing Communications Director of the Rail Alliance. She is excited about helping to spread the safety message throughout the rail industry.
“SAFESTART is something we are excited to be involved in and we are absolutely committed to working with the team to promote and reinforce best practice safety standards across the network.
“As an organisation, particularly with our involvement in delivering Rail Live, where safety is a central feature to everything that takes place over the two days of the show, we work closely with members and the wider industry to reinforce this crucial message of safety.”