Projects Safety Leadership Group (PSLG)

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.

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