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Railway Safety News & Bulletins Issue 2 2014

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The following pages represent rail industry news, safety bulletins and knowledge based on information gathered from a variety of sources Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is up to date and correct, PRB Consulting cannot be held responsible for the content produced by other organisations. Where content is sourced from other parties’ reference will be made to the provider

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A signing Sheet is now included at the end of this document for recording the delivery of these briefings to your staff.

WELCOME

Finally we have some better weather arriving and spring is in the air. This in turn brings us longer hours of daylight making life for many track workers a little easier. Unfortunately life for one of us was brought to untimely end whilst working on a Docklands Light Railway project recently, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the dead man. He was killed on the DLR twin-tracking project whilst working as a banksman. The investigation is still ongoing and we will try to bring you an update in to the findings of the event once released. In the meantime folks, be extra vigilant when working on or around ANY plant or equipment in the rail environment, the memories of the Tebay fatalities may be distant but they haven’t faded and serve as a reminder to us all the hazards associated when working around heavy plant. KEEP SAFE AND FOLLOW THOSE ‘LIFE SAVING RULES’

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Get your hands on the Hi-Viz Back Pack with quick release mechanism

THERE WERE NO WINNERS LAST TIME SO YOU ALL GET A SECOND CHANCE THIS TIME AROUND A series of railway related questions will be posed during each edition of the Safety Bulletin, answer them all, email me the answers and the first one to hit my inbox wins! This time around we are giving away a Hi-Viz Tear Apart Rucksack High Visibility Orange Tear apart Backpack/ Rucksack.         

50mm Reflexite prismatic reflective material. Cordura waterproof hardwearing fabric. Quick release mechanism. Large zipped main and front compartments. 4 additional pockets. Easy grip contoured handle. Padded base and rubber feet. 35+ litre capacity. GO/RT 3279 & EN471 approved fabric

Just check out the questions below and be the first to respond and we’ll package it up and send it out first class direct to your door

QUESTION ARE BELOW

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1. How long is a SLU in feet and inches?

Be the first to ping me an email with the five correct answers and that back pack is all yours. The email address is: info@prb-consulting.co.uk and put QUIZ4 in the subject line. Closing date is March 31st 2014 Good Luck don’t forget to brief out the info above and get the guys to sign below. Those Achilles auditors will want to see it next time around

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