Within Rail, there is a wide array of opportunities for technology and innovation to support safer working practices. And whilst minimising boots on ballast where possible will inevitably remove risk, putting people on site will always be needed. The Rail Tech Group explore how innovation is supporting health and safety on site.
In July 2023, Sensat was pleased to host the first in-person Rail Tech Group knowledge share session. The session was an in-depth and open discussion between senior members from across the rail sector, including HS2, Network Rail, and Siemens, chaired by 4D Consultant, James Bowles.
The session focuses on safety and productivity gains within the rail industry and how innovations are helping to support these efforts. This briefing article is the second of a three-part series which explores how teams can leverage innovation for safer site practices using a three-route approach:
- Minimising site visits where possible.
- Having a better-educated team around health and safety on site.
- Making the site itself a safer place to be in.