The Southern Shield is a collaborative forum between Network Rail and our supply chain, which was set up in response to a tragic accident at Saxilby in 2012 when Scott Dobson was killed in a collision with an oncoming train. The forum examines processes, plant, design and culture to see where improvements can be made to eliminate accidents and incidents to ensure that everyone working in the IP Southern region gets Home Safe Every Day.
The aim of each initiative contained in the Charter is to:
- Prevent fatalities or life changing injuries
- Go beyond the baseline requirements of the Lifesaving Rules, Standards and legal requirements
- Provide a level playing field for all parties working in the Southern Region so that excellent safety is never sacrificed for commercial advantage.