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SAFESTART18 Agenda/details Jan 25th Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire


25 January 2018, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire


Countdown to SAFESTART...3 days to go

Book your free ticket to attend this award winning safety event.  Includes access to the exhibition, safety briefings and conference.


ANNOUNCEMENT: SAFESTART18 will be hosting a recruitment & apprenticeship networking area supported by teams from: AECOM, J Murphy, Balfour Beatty, Balfour Kilpatrick, Coyles Personnel, Skanska, Barhale, NSAR and others...

SAFESTART provides the perfect platform for delegates and exhibitors to network and explore the latest innovations which help create safer, more efficient and effective working practices.

Delegates can also attend the free safety briefings taking place that address the risks involved in working on the rail network and should anyone wish to chat through career options or apprenticeships, the recruitment teams for leading companies in the rail sector will be on hand to offer advice and guidance.  We are delighted to have NSAR (National Skills Academy for Rail) supporting SAFESTART this year too.

Exhibitors at SAFESTART include:

Abacus Lighting
Anderton Concrete Products
Aqua Fabrications
Aquarius Rail
Arboricultural Association
Aspin Group
Ballyclare Limited
Black Diamond Security Ltd
Blok'N'Mesh UK Ltd
BlueFrog Design
Bodyguard Workwear Ltd
Border Barrier Systems
Bratts Ladders
Bridgeway Consulting
Bull Products
Cardiac Science Corporation
CDL Fencing Systems

Centurion Traffic Management
CR Civil Engineering Ltd
dBD Communications
Donseed UK Ltd
ELFA Elementaenfabriek Ltd

FLI Structures
GAI Tronics
Garic Ltd
Hawk Group
High Motive
Hilti (GB) Ltd
Human Recognition Systems
Hydro Pole Products
Ilecsys Rail
Innovative Railway Safety Ltd
Inside Out
Integritex Europe
Korec Group
Ledco Ltd
Linear Guidance Illumination Ltd
Lyndon Scaffolding
Lyndon Scaffolding
MacRail Systems Ltd
Maybe Hire Ltd
MGB Easy Handling
Midland Metro Alliance
Mission Room Ltd
Network Rail
Ongrade Ltd
OnSite Central Ltd
PAL Software Limited (Safety PAL)
Park Health and Safety Partnership
PcP Gratings Ltd

Peli UK
Prism OH Ltd
R Bance & Co Ltd
Radiodetection Ltd
Rail Alliance
Railway Mission
Railway Operations and Safety Enhancement Service Ltd
Ritelite Systems
Rosehill Rail
RSS Rail Safety Solutions
RSS Rail Safety Solutions
RVT Group
SafeSmart Access
Scott Parnell Ltd
Senceive Ltd
Shannon Rail Services Ltd
Sirius Industrial Services
Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd
St Johns Ambulance
Taylor Construction Plant
Tensar International
TRAC Engineering
Track Access Services Ltd
Track Safety Alliance
TTS Rail Ltd
TXM Plant & TXM Rail
Uvex UK
Vac-Ex Ltd
Wernick Hire Ltd
Wireless CCTV
Work Mobile
Wrekin Products

The Rail Alliance and Track Safety Alliance will additionally be running "Light after Dark"  featured as part of SAFESTART18, which will showcase the latest products and innovations designed to improve safety on the night time railway (or working in dark conditions).  The main themes for "Light after Dark" are:

  • Keeping the railway working 24/7 and maximising performance (portable/mobile lighting, portable tools/equipment, lightweight materials, power/energy packs, site & track security

  • Track worker safety & welfare (fatigue minimisation measures, wearable technology for maximum visibility, technology/management tools to track and monitor night time working)

  • Environmental (silent generators for minimising noise as well as products that help reduce light pollution, tunnel ventilation)

  • Public safety & passenger travel (lighting/security for stations, platforms & to aid suicide prevention) carbon footprint/cost efficiency (LED technology, battery power, demonstrable time savings)  

Not forgetting a FREE conference running alongside the briefings and exhibition, covering a whole variety of subjects around safety delivered by leaders in their respective fields:


08:30     Doors open
09:30     Welcome to SAFESTART 2018 (Hall 1) Opening with Rob Hopkin – Rail Alliance
09:45     Networking begins with Delegates, Safety & Innovation floor opens & Light after dark commences at the stands
Main Conference Area – Hall 1



Safety Behaviours

Bill Cooke, Head of Corporate Workforce Safety, Technical and Engineering
Network Rail



Network Rail safety related challenges and how to engage:
Electrical Safety – Dominic Banham-Hall
Preventing workers being struck by trains – Mark Prescott
Plant Strikes – Malcolm Miles

Mark Gaddess, UK/European R&D – NWR



The positive difference that mindset can make: by Mark Davies, leading UK resilience coach will be interviewing Craig White – one of world’s most respected high performance coaches. With over 24 years’ experience in premiership football, rugby league and most notably rugby union, Craig has advised Ireland, Wales, British and Irish Lions, London Wasps, and Leicester Tigers.

Mark Davies, Leading UK resilience coach & founder of 7  Futures



Standards briefing on Collaborative working

Robert Hopkin
Executive Director – Rail Alliance



Who is Hollie Woodward?
Why is diversity important for business and more specifically in terms of safety, about how equality, diversity and inclusion is important in day to day delivery by individuals through fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR).

Hollie Woodward
Head of EDI – Volker Rail



Paula Gray – Planned forthcoming project works and work winning opportunities of Midland Metro Alliance.
Pete Sutton – Midland Metro Alliance Safety

Paula Gray (Head of Procurement) –
Midland Metro Alliance
Peter Sutton (Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing), Midland Metro Alliance


 To register for your FREE ticket to SAFESTART please click  HERE (please note that attendance to safety briefings are optional). 

SAFESTART18 objectives are: Better health & wellbeing, better sites & offices, better planning, better sustainable working, and better training and development.

Thank you to our sponsors:


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