User worked crossings – Understanding the risk

IOSH Railway Group event, with support from the Rural Industries Group (RIG)

User worked crossings – Understanding the risk
  • Wed 24 Aug 2016 10:00 AM -
    Wed 24 Aug 2016 3:15 PM

  • The Treehouse Centre,
    Birches Valley Visitor Centre,
    United Kingdom

    WS15 2UQ

  • Networking, Group networking

    Railway Group

  • This event is free to attend


The IOSH Railway Group are pleased to announce an event with support from the Rural Industries Group (RIG) on ‘User worked crossings – Understanding the risk’, taking place on 24 August 2016.

Ask yourself, as a railway specialist, can you see the risk, or do you understand the risk?

Recent events have again highlighted the dangers of small farm crossings and user worked crossings as well as its rating by the RSSB as one of 12 areas of improvement. You can also read the full details about this on the latest Rural railways safety report on SHPonline.

Being run to promote awareness of Level Crossing safety; especially with regards to User Worked Crossings, this event is designed to highlight the differing scenarios and risks and provide instruction on:

  • The transport safety risks of crossing the railway at private rail crossings and on how those risks can be properly managed within the context of transport safety.
  • Electrical and general avoidance of inadvertent contact with electrical conductors owned by the electrical supply industry.

This will be done in a practical and realistic way but within a safe environment and with a bit of humour, whilst at the same time explaining some of the dangers people face every day.

What's in it for you?

With presentations from the ORR & Network Rail we hope to help raise understanding and awareness of a very real concern, and through this provide you with an:

  • Understanding of the risks at private rail crossings,
  • appreciation of how they, and their organizations can contribute to management of those risks,
  • awareness of what ORR is expecting the rail industry to achieve in respect of level crossings, and;
  • Appreciation of electrical risk in temporary worksites, from overhead and buried services (GS6, HSG47).

As with all our events, any value you gain from this networking event can be recorded in your CPD portfolio.

Who should attend

This event is aimed at both IOSH Railway Group and IOSH Rural Industries Group members, as well as IOSH members in industry sectors including:

  • Construction
  • Utilities (such as water)
  • telecoms,
  • emergency services,
  • renewable energy,
  • waste and recycling,
  • delivery of goods,
  • services and mail, and;
  • Local authorities and government agencies, such as the Environment Agency.

What you need to know

The event flyer, including the programme is now available. 

This event is free to attend and you can book your place by contacting our bookings team +44 (0)116 257 3197. Places are limited to 40, so book now to avoid missing out on a place.

PLEASE NOTE: Tea and coffee will be provided, but lunch will not, so you are advised to bring your own, or you can purchase food from the onsite cafe. 

CLOTHING: Please come in weatherproof clothing and ankle support boots for the practical session which is outdoors with no shelter.

Parking is also available onsite.

If you have any questions about this event at all, please contact Ben Pollard who will be able to help. 


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