Flu Vaccination Offer 2018

The Health and Wellbeing team are pleased to confirm that Network Rail are offering free flu vaccine vouchers to all Network Rail employees this year in collaboration with OH Assist and Lloyds Pharmacy. The scheme will commence on 1st October 2018 and will close on 1st March 2019.   Influenza (flu) is a highly infectious […]

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Frontline Safety Critical Communications

Failures or non use of Safety Critical Communications is known to be major or contributing factors when accidents, incidents, near misses and closes calls are investigated. Frontline Safety Critical Communications is vital for the rail industry to continuously improve and learn from lessons to create a safer working environment. Getting safety communications accurate, brief, clear and […]

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Different types of renewable energy, their advantages and disadvantages. Type of energy Where it is from Advantages Disadvantages Solar Energy from sunlight is captured in solar panels and […]

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Biodiversity

Managing our land sustainably including consideration of the impacts on biodiversity. What is biodiversity? Put simply, biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life. Healthy and biodiverse ecosystems provide a wide range of services that are of benefit to humans across four broad categories. Human activities can have a significant impact on biodiversity and […]

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Noise, Nuisance & Disturbance

Working to minimise complaints and damage to the environment and human health from noise, nuisance and disturbances arising from our work What is noise, nuisance and disturbance? Constructing and maintaining the railway is a noisy and ongoing process. Nuisances and disturbances are primarily related to noise and vibration, air quality (i.e. odour, dust, smoke), artificial […]

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RRV Safety

In 2015 the RRV Safety Improvement Programme was closed out. A number of buisness as usual activities have been left as a legacy to this programme. Letter of Instruction NR/BS/LI/327 – OTP Working in AC Electrified Areas  A review of the risks involved in using RRV Excavators under energised Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) on Network […]

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Cycle yourself fit

Getting on your bike is a simple, cheap and convenient way to get fit that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Not only that, but cycling is sociable and environmentally-friendly too. The sport has increased in popularity with role models such as Team GB gold medalists Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wiggins. A regular […]

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