- is the UK on safe ground?
Arc Flash is becoming more widely recognised as a specific risk to those working in the rail industry, over and above general incidents, although there is still work to do on awareness.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and occupations within manufacturing and infrastructure are not without risk. It is imperative that dialogue takes place between employees and employers and preventative measures introduced.
'Points Run Through' (PRT) incidents can be significantly reduced by using red Til Dawn Lamp's says NR in their recent 'Good Practice Guide, issue date' 21st February 2017. The report highlights a recent project, where 4 sets of points were run through in a matter of weeks and incurred costs of £256,000 and 3,200 minutes of train delays.
Ballast dust is a very real issue in the construction and rail industry, as the hazardous substance can be potentially inhaled by your workforce if the correct RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) is not in place.