Transport Safety

Listening inclusively: Check your own biases

Why don’t people always listen effectively? How can we overcome safety silence? Director of CIRAS Catherine Baker explores... Read More

ORR’s health and safety report highlights marked improvement in track worker safety risk exposure

Ensuring the rail industry remained focused on the basics of health and safety management as it prepares for reform and substantial change, is one of the key messages in the ORR's annual report on health and safety on Britain’s Railways. Read More

Passenger trapped in tram doors and dragged along platform

A passenger was trapped in tram doors and dragged at Shudehill tram stop and dragged around 13 metres before falling onto the platform. Read More

Maritime safety: The importance of the pilot ladder

The MAIB’s Annual Report published in June highlighted the issue of unsafe pilot ladders, a concern that has been regularly voiced by the industry. Here, Inspector of Marine Accidents, Bill Evans, explains the importance of the pilot ladder Read More

Government launches safe towing training scheme

RED Driver Risk Management has been made an inaugural member of the Government’s new safe towing scheme, intended to give businesses accredited training for drivers who tow. Read More

Transport company fined £850,000 for failings that led to man’s death

A company has been fined £850,000 after an employee sustained fatal injuries while undergoing training. Read More

High performance glazing will keep passengers safe on Elizabeth line platforms

Almost four kilometres of glazed platform edge screening has been installed across central London’s Elizabeth line stations, keeping passengers safe with the final segment of the landmark rail project now open. Read More

Company fined after member of public fatally injured

Plastic Water Piping (PWP) Limited pleaded guilty to three charges of breaching the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and were instructed under the Probation Act to donate €1,000 to charity. Read More

Croydon tram crash: TfL admits to failings over fatal derailment

Transport for London (TfL) has indicated it will plead guilty to health and safety failings over the Croydon tram crash, which killed seven people, in November 2016. Read More

Busting the myth: ‘No such thing as a forklift truck licence’

85% of relevant job applications say: ‘forklift truck licence required’, but does it even exist? Stuart Taylor, Managing Director at Mentor FLT Training, explores... Read More

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