Two of the UK’s leading rail freight companies joined forces during National Rail Safety Week, 24 to 28 June, to tackle the issues of site safety and security.
Colleagues from DB Cargo UK and GB Railfreight set aside commercial rivalries to carry out joint safety inspections.
DB Cargo UK’s Head of Safety, Security and Environment, Richard Lait, said: “The freight community has matured significantly in recent years, to the extent whereby events like these are now possible – working together to tackle shared risks across the industry makes perfect business sense.”
GB Railfreight Head of Safety Stuart Anderson said, “This is an opportunity to further demonstrate the commitment of the Freight Operating Companies to press forward with its cooperation under [the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems, ROGS, safety regulations 2006].”
“The National Freight Safety Group platform has generated enhanced relationships and given direction and purpose to industry safety that is supported by all. During this week we will be visible, engaged and want to communicate with our teams on the ground collectively. Both organisations want to know what can be done to improve at locations, lone working, from a wellbeing perspective and any other areas that wish to be shared,”