The course, run by Colette Ranford from Victa Railfreight, covered instructions, knowledge and understanding to ensure trainees are competent when walking safely on or about our CEMEX railway yards and sidings. Course content included an overview of rail terminology and definitions, the railway environment, our responsibilities when working in the rail environment, safe walking around rail yards and sidings, safe working, emergency situations and effective communication.
Tina Baxter, Communications Adviser, attended the course at Stourton plant. She said: “My role involves visiting different CEMEX rail yards with photographers, film crews and other types of visitors and the course has given me the confidence to work safely in these challenging environments. It gave me an excellent overview of railway terminology and environments and an awareness of hazards that can be found around a rail yard, how to keep myself, my colleagues and my visitors safe around the rail yard, what my responsibilies are and what to do if we see hazards.”