Rail Business Daily: Safety & Infrastructure

03 May 2022

This event will set out to address the importance of a safety culture on the railway

About this event

This event will set out to address the importance of a safety culture on the railway, the work practices and solutions being implemented to make the railway an even safer place to work and the importance of collaboration in delivering a safer railway.

Network Rail’s approach to safety lies at the heart of everything it does and forms the foundation of a safety culture extending to both staff, suppliers and anyone involved in the railway. “Everyone Home Every Day” drives home the message that everyone has the responsibility to behave safely and challenge unsafe behaviors and conditions.

However, despite the UK operating one of the safest railways in Europe, near misses continue to occur and tragically there have been 3 track worker fatalities in recent years and 70 near misses a year with as many as 160 people reaching a place of safety less than 10 seconds before a train passed nearby. In response to the fatalities in 2019, the Track Safety Task Force was set up to address 5 key priority areas:

  • Planning and delivery to optimise line block and access opportunities
  • Technology including the use of data and intelligent infrastructure solutions
  • Supply chain collaboration for high quality solutions that ensure track worker safety
  • Assurance and verification
  • Safe behaviors where a culture of safety is embedded


  • Nick Millington, Head of Network Rail Safety Task Force & President of the PWI
  • Tim Gray, Managing Director at Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd speaking about their latest innovation in rail safety — Trackside Guardian
  • Ali Chegini, RSSB Director, System Safety & Health 
  • More speakers to be announced!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Free to attend by RBD Community Members. £50 for non-members (unless by prior agreement)