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1 Workforce Health and Wellbeing Project CIRAS Representatives Conference Darryl Hopper 4 th November 2013

2 A bit about the ‘Industry Strategy Team’ The ‘Workforce Health and Wellbeing Project’ is being run by RSSB’s Industry Strategy Team Within this team we also cover: Sustainable Development Safety Management Systems Other areas of our work that you may be interested in include: Safety Assurance Guidance Accident and Incident Guidance Road Risk – CIRAS Reports have been well used in this area

3 A bit about Occupational Health Occupational health issues are seen to have three fundamental elements: The effect of work on health (eg airborne contaminants, asbestos, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health) – CIRAS reports on cab Ergonomics have been considered within this group Fitness for work (eg safety critical tasks, drugs and alcohol testing, health assessments) General wellbeing (eg obesity, smoking, sickness absence management, rehabilitation)

4 Background to the project

5 The project so far… June 2011 RSSB highlights to its board the risks associated with poor health management April 2012 following widespread industry engagement and consultation the Workforce Health and Wellbeing Project is established 2012 – 2013 during Phase 1 of the work a baseline of information is gathered and some helpful tools are developed. 2013 – 2014 for Phase 2 the project team looks to develop a roadmap for health and wellbeing management within rail and to specify a health data collection framework.

6 Project Oversight RSSB Board The RSSB Board is comprised of Chief Executives and Managing Directors from each constituent of the rail industry. RSSB Project Management ATOC Forums Network Rail FOC Companies WHWP PWG The workforce health and wellbeing project working group provides strategic input ISLG Project Task Groups Project Tasks Trade Union Membership Association of Rail Industry Occupational Health Providers Key:  Oversight  Stakeholder input and direction  Project Activities ORR

7 Aims: Phase 1: Prepare the ground and develop a platform to enable proactive health management by: –Continuing to raise health awareness, build the case and appetite for proactive health management –Understanding capabilities needed to enable proactive management of health –Assisting rail companies with tools and information so that the industry is proactively responding to the health challenge Phase 2: Looks to build on the phase 1 platform and set out industry’s needs to establish proactive health management by: –Developing a roadmap to map out the capabilities needed to improve industry health and wellbeing performance –Specifying the health data collection framework identified within phase 1

8 Phase 1 - reports and tools

9 Health and Wellbeing Roadmapping

10 Background and Aims of Workshop Purpose of the roadmap: ‘We are looking for a roadmap to bring about : –commitment and understanding for a series of well-planned, effective and prioritised tasks –that a diverse range of stakeholders believe will improve health and wellbeing management within the railway –and therefore the health and wellbeing of the Rail Workforce and the efficiency of the sector’.

11 Participants Numbers: 100+ participants over three workshops Who needs to have been involved for the outputs to have broad credibility? Immediate Roles: HR Managers, Health & Safety Managers, Occupational Health Specialists, Operations Managers Organisations: Train Operating Companies, Freight Operating companies, Network Rail, Infrastructure Contractors, Suppliers, Occupational Health Providers, Trade Unions, ORR, RSSB, ISLG, ATOC, Rail Industry Association (RIA), ARIOPS Influencers: Dame Carol Black, Nita Clarke, Bridget Juniper

12 What ideas do we need to present to the RSSB Board?

13 Morning: Scan (‘Landscape’) - Large group activity - Broad scope - Share and capture perspectives - Link, focus and prioritise Afternoon: Probe (‘Landmark’) - Small group activity - Focused scope - Share and capture expertise - Organise, plan and action Google Earth S-Plan Workshop Process

14 Time

15 Next steps following the industry workshops Bring together the findings of the three roadmapping workshops Develop a graphic to bring out the main points for communication Present the roadmap to the RSSB Board Undertake outcome tasks: Develop industry health data collection Focus on OH Provider relationships Focus on voluntary standards Develop other tasks identified on the roadmap…

16 Breakout Session / Workshop

17 On your table there is a hand-out containing: A short brief about the workshop A roadmap table to fill in Appendix A – ideas to help with a vision of health and wellbeing Appendix B – a partially completed road map to help consider what issues are important

18 Table to fill in – 1 per group

19 Appendix A

20 Appendix B

21 1.Select a speaker from your group. Fill in their workshop hand-out for this task 2.Brainstorm ideas for a vision for rail industry health and wellbeing (5mins) 3.Brainstorm the important health and wellbeing issues that matter to each of you (15mins). Put the ideas in the most appropriate place on the roadmapping table. 4.During the last couple of minutes talk as a group about what the most important issue is. Circle this issue on your roadmapping table. 5.Feedback to all, the group’s vision for health and wellbeing as well as the key element circled on the roadmap. Key Steps

22 Any Questions? For more information please contact Darryl Hopper Project Manager Workforce Health and Wellbeing Project RSSB Tel: (+44) 0203 1425389 Fax: (+44) 0203 1425672 Mobile: (+44) 07876 578981 E-Mail:

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