Fatigue & Education - Rail Safety Solutions

Fatigue presents a serious risk to operations in the rail industry. High levels of fatigue within an individual lead to reduced levels of productivity, efficiency and ultimately can lead to workers inadequately perceiving risk and accepting lower standards of performance and safety, which can cost lives.

Fatigue Costs Lives

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We believe that all companies have a responsibility to ensure that all workers are sufficiently capable of operating in the role that they have been assigned to. Our Behaviour Based Safety course educates workers in all aspects of rail safety and the effects of tiredness on communication as well as their ability to maintain concentration levels during the shift.

Our fatigue monitoring commences at the very beginning of the rostering process. The bespoke designed CRM calculates the travel time to and from site, shift duration and work type to ensure the team rostered for each project are the most appropriate for the location and task required. Any concerns with travel exceedance or shift duration are automatically flagged and workers are unable to be rostered to that particular shift or project unless alternatives can be assured, such as local accommodation.

To help raise awareness for the issues surrounding fatigue and also eradicate the myths around so called “energy boosting” products, we have created a series of posters to promote the dangers of fatigue. These posters have been made available to download to anyone wishing to help us in promoting this cause.


To download the posters click on the images below and then save them to your hard disk before printing.*

At AMG, we believe it is important to ensure that all our stakeholders are educated on the risks associated with working in a rail environment. This enables us to reduce the amount of accidents and incidents that happen each year on track.

The Dangers Of Ballast Dust

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Workers are exposed to ballast dust in a variety of ways when operating within a railway environment. These include, but not limited to, Autoballaster, MOBC / HOBC, LDC Stockpile Management, Ballast Topping etc. The dangers from working with Ballast stem from the Silica dust known as Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and through inhaling this substance can lead to silicosis. Silicosis is a serious and irreversible lung disease that causes permanent disablement and early death. Here at RSS, we are looking to raise awareness of the affects this is having on the rail sector and, more importantly, on peoples health. Without a healthy, productive workforce the industry will suffer from extensive pitfalls in labour, that potentially could lead to the sector being stagnant. To download the posters click on the images below and then save them to your hard disk before printing.*

Behavioural Based Safety

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Behavioural Based Safety Training (BBS) is a key course for individuals to understand the impact of their own or others actions. Most incidents, near misses or accidents are attributed to behaviours. Our BBS course aims to reduce unsafe behaviours that can lead to incidents occurring on work-sites. The course focuses on worker behaviour and human factors, rather than limiting itself to the traditional approach of engineering safeguards. Find out more about our BBS course and how it can benefit your workforce contact us via email or call us.

To download the posters click on the images below and then save them to your hard disk before printing.*