Rail Safety Week (RSW) and Rail Forum are delighted to announce that the hugely popular and successful Rail Safety Week initiative is back and is being adopted by Rail Forum.
The date for RSW 2023 is now confirmed. The week will run from Monday 26 June – Sunday 2 July.
Alan Tarrant, Founder of RSW said: “After numerous meetings with Rail Forum, I feel they are the perfect organisation to take RSW to the next level. It’s a bit like handing my baby over but I’m confident that Elaine and team very much understand what we are trying to achieve and are already massive champions of doing what’s right for the benefit of the industry.
“Over the years I’ve had some fantastic support from the whole industry from the first year where just over 50 organisations took part to last year where almost 160 organisations supported and held events. I will still be very much involved in RSW as will Tracey Barber and John Ryan who have also been key in organising events year on year.
“So over to you Rail Forum and everyone involved, let’s continue to build safety together.”
Elaine Clark, CEO of Rail Forum said: “We are really excited to be picking up the reigns to drive RSW forward. RSW Founder Alan and his team have done an amazing job introducing and growing this initiative. They will continue to be involved and Rail Forum and all those organisations participating in RSW will benefit from their knowledge and enthusiasm.
“Safety is, and always will be, a key priority for our industry – we all have a vested interest in ensuring that everyone gets home safe every day. Safety brings people together like nothing else and that’s one reason why we felt RSW was such a good fit for us.”
Established in 2016, RSW is an industry led initiative focussed on rail safety for all – people who work on the railway, customers that use our railway and those that can be affected by our operations. Working with leading names across the industry through a variety of conferences, site briefings and school safety-based events; RSW aims to bring rail safety to the forefront of people’s minds across a dedicated week of events and action.
A new website for www.railsafetyweek.org is under development and this will be launched later this month.