PSLG has been running for over 10 years, and has been instrumental in improvements in numerous safety areas including site welfare facilities, WPPs, and PPE to name but a few. During 2014, the group reviewed its purpose and determined that the time is right to replace the current meeting structure that is in place with a variety of new and existing platforms. These will continue to drive safety leadership forwards and respond more appropriately to today’s needs for safety in rail construction.
What has replaced the 6 PSLG meetings?
1.Periodic contractor-led meetings
Supplier leadership feedback to Network Rail
- Organised by key suppliers for key suppliers
- Output of the meetings will be fed back to NR via meeting Chair and the annual CEO dinner
2. Two annual conferences: Spring and Autumn
Strategic safety leadership – safety and performance go hand in hand
- Forward thinking/thought-provoking/horizon-scanning
- Information/best practice sharing
- Consultative sessions for industry to inform NR of challenges/enablers/issues that if met/delivered/resolved have the potential to improve safety performance
3.Programme/Regional Supplier Forums (SHELTs, Key Account Meetings etc)
Engagement and consultation
- Feedback to and from NR Heads of S&SD meetings
- NR to arrange specific ad hoc meetings with suppliers as required for suppliers to inform new NR proposals
4.IP’s annual CEO Dinner
- Suppliers to use the opportunity to speak about their perspective and to provide feedback from their contractor-led meetings
5.Information and communication
Keep the industry informed of changes, progress and issues
- Conference calls/Webex sessions (ad hoc)
- Letters to the supply chain
- Safety Central
- Regional/Programme supplier forums
These mechanisms will ensure that NR’s future safety workstreams are informed by the supply chain, emerging best practices and the regional/programme health and safety risk profiles. It will also help them become increasingly co-ordinated to maximise efficiency and progress. Communication and consultation with industry will improve, allowing more companies to influence NR’s proposals/strategies and will ensure that we are jointly promoting a continually improving culture.