Revolutionary New Way Of Delivering Ground Investigation

Traditional Ground Investigations will usually consist of a line block method, with multiple workers excavating along the one side. However, here at RSS, we believe that this is not only an in-efficient way to work, but also a dangerous one too. We have worked hard to create a new revolutionary procedure, that is not only highly productive, but incredibly safe.

The SATWS system and Magnetic Safety Barriers are compact and lightweight, allowing it to be transported to any independently verified work-site easily and with only a small workforce. Here at RSS INFRASTRUCTURE Ltd, we pride ourselves on delivering safe and cost effective methods, think safe, think RSS.

Ground Investigations - Doing It The RSS Way

RSS Retains It’s 5* RISIQS Rating

RSS INFRASTRUCTURE are proud to announce that they have received a 5* rating from RISQS, formally Achilles, after the BS EN ISO9001/2008 Quality Management audit.

RISQS has been developed from the GB rail industry’s Link-up scheme to provide a fair, open and transparent third party qualification process, with the aim of becoming the preferred route for suppliers to engage with their customers, in an efficient and effective manner.

Both audits were passed with no non-conformances raised which ensures that we can continue to work track side and customers can stay safe in the knowledge that they are receiving a product/service that is safe, reliable and excellent quality.

Well done to all those who contributed and keep up the good work!

Combating Fatigue In The Rail Industry

The aim of this study is to detail the effects of fatigue on workers within the rail industry and, in turn, increase safety, reduce accidents and ultimately decrease the likelihood of class action suits against employers, which could have negative implications on a company’s bottom-line.

The negative effects of incidents arising from fatigue can have deeper implications for a brand. A serious non-conformance, as a result of a workers lapse of judgement due to fatigue, within a safety critical industry can lead to negative connotations attached to the brand within the stakeholder mindset. These negative connotations can fester within the online/offline communities, with today’s methods of instantaneous communication, which allows quick deployment of video, photographs, and audio files, can lead to information getting into the public domain quickly, and if not acted upon can damage a brands reputation and ultimately impact on its brand equity and its profits.

To read the full report click here.

Britain’s railways now safest in Europe

Britain’s railways now safest in Europe, but regulator highlights priorities for improvement.

The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) annual safety report published today, welcomes the rail industry’s strong track record on improving safety and highlights the need for it to meet the challenges of growth and change. ORR is supporting the rail industry to take a more proactive approach to managing safety, predicting and preventing problems before they pose a safety risk.

ORR’s latest health and safety report combines the findings of its inspectors, who spend the majority of their time out on the rail network, a detailed analysis of statistical trends and industry capability. The report highlights that the trend in harm to passengers is down by a third in the past ten years and Britain’s railways are now regarded as the safest in Europe.

Following a decade of sustained focus on safety management and improvement, 2014 was the eighth consecutive year without any train accident-related passenger fatalities. It was also the second consecutive year with no passenger train derailments. The rail industry, informed and supported by ORR, has successfully collaborated to reduce the risk of passengers coming to harm when getting on or off a train. However, despite these successes, the latest safety data and evidence from ORR’s inspections show that there is still room for improvement in terms of working more proactively. The industry needs to predict and prevent problems, focus on worker health and integrate safety by design.

ORR’s Director of railway safety, Ian Prosser, said:
Great Britain’s railways have a strong track record on improving safety, and after a decade of investment and growth, are now statistically the safest in Europe. While this improvement is to be commended, statistics only tell part of the story, the industry cannot become complacent. ORR’s inspectors have identified that there is still room for improvement.

ORR’s evidence highlights the challenges facing the rail industry, in particular, the need to manage growth safely. Our safety inspectors report a mixed picture, with improvements at level crossings, on platform safety and asset management. However, inspectors are also seeing scope for improvement in safety risk assessments and worker health and safety.
The regulator is working with the rail industry to help it take a more proactive approach, recognising and managing safety issues before passengers or rail workers come to harm.

To see the full press notice:,-but-regulator-highlights-priorities-for-improvement.

No More Flags & Reducing Overheads With Apprenticeships Articles In Rail Connect

This month’s Rail Connect feature’s Sean Harrison, Development Director for RSS INFRASTRUCTURE, discuss the advantages of utilising modern rail technology to increase on-site safety in order to reduce trackside casualties.
Also in this edition we offer a solution to the current skills-gap that is having a detrimental effect on the Rail Industry. Mandy Harrison, Training Academy Manager at Auctus Apprentice Training Agency, offers a solution that will help to reduce youth unemployment which, in turn, will aid businesses in increasing productivity and efficiency levels, reduce overheads and ultimately help to stimulate growth within the UK economy by generating more revenue for businesses.

Click here to find out more.

RSS becomes the first contractor to be approved by Network Rail’s audit prodcedure for LOWS & ATWS

Rail Safety Solution are pleased to announce they are the first contractor to be fully approved under the new Network Rail audit procedure for the delivery of Lookout Operated Warning Systems (LOWS) and Automatic Track Warning Systems (ATWS). The success followed recent changes to the delivery of LOWS and ATWS where by Network Rail required any contractor wishing to undertake these safety critical activities to undergo rigorous testing of their policies and procedures to ensure their operators and management team have the skills, knowledge and competence to meet the highest expectation of Network Rail to deliver these services. If you would like to understand further how RSS can help you with these services or want to explore the opportunity of a long term career please contact us at email: