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Health and Safety

Report A Close Call

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The Close Call App | Reporting a close call is now even easier with the close call app. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

What is a Close Call?

“An event that had the potential to cause injury or damage”

In other words – this time no one was hurt and no damage caused, but next time we might not be so lucky. Take all reasonable steps at all times to protect the health, safety and welfare of yourself and others. Never put yourself in danger unless you are fully competent to deal with the situation. If in doubt, seek help immediately!

  • A hazard – is anything that has the potential to cause harm
  • A risk – is the chance that a hazard will cause harm
  • Reporting a Close Call is a positive act
  • The Close Call system operates in a blame free environment
  • It is better to have a Close Call than a lesson learnt!

Record a close call | Please complete this form as accurately as possible to file a Close Call report. Submitting your name and contact details are optional, however your identity will remain confidential and only be revealed to the HSQE Close Call team. You are free to remain anonymous if you wish, however we will be unable to update you as to any actions taken as a result of your report. 

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​The Close Call App

Reporting a Close Call is now even easier with the Morson Close Call App.

Simply download the app from Google Play or the App Store for on the go, convenient safety reporting.

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    How to Create a Mental Health Friendly Culture in Business

    At Morson International, we have seen an increase in the number of staff coming forward to express their own struggles with mental illness and seek support. This change in attitudes presented the opportunity to strengthen our own workplace priorities towards mental health by developing effective engagement strategies that tackle the core issues. In doing so, this has enabled us to attract and retain our talented people, drive productivity and innovation and reap numerous commercial benefits that set us apart from many of our competitors. We conducted a survey of 1,400 Morson contractors and collated findings from the Sale Sharks Community Trusts mental health awareness programme to produce a whitepaper that provides a unique insight into workplace mental health in the UK, showing the current state of affairs, the progress made to date and future objectives for employers. The survey helped to reveal what practical steps organisations could take to improve the way they manage and support staff with mental health concerns. Two thirds (66%) of respondents said that developing the right culture was the best way to improving mental health awareness. More than 60% said more support and access to education around mental health was also needed to combat the issue and a further 53% said an anonymous support line would prove beneficial to them and their business. Every business must begin with the basics and create a strong company culture where employees feel valued, supported and encouraged. Creating a culture where staff can be themselves makes it easier to speak about mental health concerns without fear. Championing our employees’ mental wellbeing is part of the overall Morson Group strategy, showing our workforce that we are serious in giving them access to the support and tools they need, as and when required. The decision to disclose a mental health concern is not one that people take lightly and an open and honest culture helps to stamp out any fear of discrimination to encourage staff to come forward. A Morson guide to managing mental health in the workplace: Identify gaps in your mental health aspirations and current practices to first understand what additional programmes and initiatives are required. Develop a mental health strategy that is championed from the top down through positive behaviours and attitudes. Ensure this strategy touches every part of your organisation by building wellbeing into core business values. Address any negative perceptions and opinions held by management and those implementing the policies. Train key staff in becoming mental health champions, ensuring they are handpicked based on personality, empathy and other key traits. Train existing and new managers on mental health and make it part of their line management role to spot the signs. Effectively communicate your mental health and wellbeing resources to staff. Ensure staff working in all locations can access the same resources and support channels with ease. Maintain momentum by ensuring policies are reviewed regularly for maximum impact and act on feedback from staff throughout the business to tailor policies to changing needs. Ensure flexibility by recognising that people need different adjustments in the workplace. Over the coming years, we expect mental wellbeing to play an increasingly prominent role within every business, yet the attitudes of individual leaders will remain a major influence on the rate of adoption. Organisations with increasing skills shortages and strong leadership will help bring mental health in the workplace to the fore, by recognising the numerous commercial benefits it provides. By celebrating good practice and sharing the stories of what individuals face within our own organisation, we hope that other businesses can benefit from this information and insight and use it to help to kick-start their own wellbeing journey. Morson has released a mental health whitepaper which includes more insights from our contractor survey supported by powerful personal stories of our own employees and ex-Morson sponsored boxer Ricky Hatton. To download, visit www.morson.com/tackling-mental-health​

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    Morson Launch 50th Anniversary Celebrations with '50 Weeks of Giving' Campaign

    Morson launch 50th anniversary celebrations by pledging to donate to 50 different worthy causes throughout the year. In 2019 Morson will celebrate half a century in business. To honour this land mark we have embarked on a programme of events, with charity and community at the heart. During the next 12 months we plan for every office worldwide across the Group to take part, nominating a charity in that region to support. Closer to home we are embarking to help the local community as part of our ’50 Weeks of Giving’ programme by providing donations each week to help schools, homeless shelters, elderly care homes, youth projects, animal welfare shelters and many other institutions in the Manchester area, beginning in January. In addition we will be working to raise money for our 2019 employee-chosen charities, Motor Neurone Disease Association and ABF The Soldier’s Charity. As part of the Armed Forces Covenant and a recipient of the Ministry of Defence Gold Award one of our charity nominations this year reflects our continued work towards helping ex-forces veterans into civilian careers. Through this activity we aim to have our best ever year of fundraising, giving £500,000 throughout the year and surpassing the record of £160,000 raised in 2016. In the last 10 years we've raised over £2million for worthy causes throughout the UK such as Salford University, the Seashell Trust, Destination Florida and Alzheimer's Society. Morson Group was formed by Gerry Mason, the late father of our current CEO Ged Mason, in the family home in Salford in 1969. Since formation, the head office of the company has never moved more than two miles away from its original location. We now occupy state-of-the-art premises on Centenary Way on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, and this relationship with the local area is something that we are keen to celebrate throughout the year. “Manchester has always been a fantastic and vibrant place to conduct business. From our first office at our family home, to our current corporate headquarters, we have enjoyed working within the diverse and exciting business culture Manchester provides and we are proud of our roots.” - Ged Mason, CEO Growing to become the third largest technical recruiter in the world and the UK’s leading aerospace and rail recruiter, turning over more than £900million, we have a proud history, providing talent to many major engineering projects such as Channel Tunnel, Crossrail, Airbus A380, A350 and Eurofighter aircraft as well as nuclear power stations Sellafield and Sizewell. To mark our land mark anniversary we will be releasing a commemorative book which will chart both the history of the business as well as the growth and development of Manchester itself with interviews and features from several famous Mancunians – many of whom are associated with Morson. A digital time capsule will amplify the celebration of our achievements through an immersive online experience, which will take the user through the company's past, present and future. Both of these initiatives will bring together Morson’s sporting ambassadors; from horse racing, to ex-Manchester United players, to former world champion boxers Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla and the newly-crowned WBA super middleweight world champion Callum Smith, to Sale Sharks and more. To give back to the people who make Morson a success, a celebration event in July will bring our employees from all over the world together. Ged is keen to take the opportunity of our 50th year to reflect on how the business has grown and look forward to the future. “It’s great to live up to the company core value of giving and sprinkling some star dust where we can. I'm very proud of the Morson family and where we are now. As much as we are looking back when we celebrate our birthday, it's important that we look forward and keep driving on, at all times remembering that our greatest asset is our people. As my father used to say, 'there is no finish line, and that is the challenge.'” Morson have been re-thinking recruitment since 1969. Click here to find your next opportunity with us. For the latest updates on our 50th celebrations follow us @MorsonGroup #WeAre50

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    Safety Matters | An Update on Morson’s Close Call Reporting

    SAFETY MATTERS | 3 MIN READ​ Since its official launch in March 2018, we have received c.200 close calls The app is available on both Android and Apple devices and can be downloaded by searching ‘Morson’ in the App Store or Google Play Download our latest issue of Safety Matters to read more about everything from health and safety innovation and project wins to top tips and case studies (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })(); In our last edition, we announced the launch of our new Safety Matters Close Call App, which is transforming the way we maintain safety trackside by giving our entire workforce another simple way to report unsafe behaviours and working conditions. The app is available on both Android and Apple devices and can be downloaded by searching ‘Morson’ in the App Store or Google Play. As well as the ability to report close calls anonymously, it also offers the added functionality of using the app whilst offline and submitting the details once your internet connection is restored, so it can be used in any location. The information that we receive is crucial to reducing and eliminating accidents and incidents. Since its official launch in March 2018, we have received c.200 close calls. The number reported each month continues increasing, with 14 recorded in April compared to 51 in September. During Period 7, the greatest number of close calls centred on the following safety issues and concerns: Lack of equipment or equipment that is broken or not working Delivery that is either late or failed to complete altogether Trip or trip hazard Poor or inadequate lighting on site Issues concerning members of the public Platform protection either not in use or inadequate Other close calls reported during this same period included disagreements/arguments, dust/fumes on site, faulty or lack of head torches, instructions/RAMS not listened to or followed, operatives not being clean shaven, and rubbish left on site. If ever in an unsafe situation, you should immediately report your concerns through the app, which is flagged instantly to our health and safety team. We also want to remind everyone of their shared accountability for each other’s actions, with health and safety not only the responsibility of the PWTs and inspectors. This collective responsibility and the encouragement to speak out and rectify problems before they become an issue, rather than ignoring it or viewing it as ‘someone else’s responsibility’, ensures that we work safe and go home safe every day. Here is a selection of close calls reported through the app during October 2018 and the subsequent actions that were taken: Download our latest issue of Safety Matters to read more about everything from health and safety innovation and project wins to top tips and case studies. Or, to search for our latest jobs, click here.

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    Attracting the New Generation in Rail

    SAFETY MATTERS | 3 MIN READ Morson Vital Training (MVT) is using its sponsorship of a grassroots team at West Freestyle Martial Arts Club as a vehicle to instil better rail safety behaviours into children. MVT will run a series of events to spark the pupils’ interest in engineering and the rail industry, including an introduction to life on track by visiting its Salford training hub. Download the latest edition of our Safety Matters magazine. (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })(); Morson Vital Training (MVT) has a rich history of building the rail industry’s talent pipeline, especially through its outstanding apprenticeship provision. To build on its work, training support manager, Andrew Robinson, has launched an employer engagement programme with a local school to offer young people a direct link into successful rail careers. Andrew has been an enterprise advisor with New Park School in Eccles for a number of months, working closely with young people and staff to support outcomes and give them increased visibility of career paths. The school provides specialist provision for young people aged 7-16 assessed as having social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties, which are often linked to learning or communication difficulties. MVT will run a series of events to spark the pupils’ interest in engineering and the rail industry, including an introduction to life on track by visiting its Salford training hub. Students will also receive manual handling training and learn the essential skills required within rail, such as teamwork, timekeeping and communication, as well as taking part in an interactive ‘Morson Engineering Challenge’. Andrew explains: “Pupils have an increased chance of becoming NEET adults (not in education, employment or training) once they leave New Park School and this is a cycle that we’re focused on breaking. “As well as learning essential skills and having exposure to the range of employment and training opportunities available to them, each pupil will receive a certificate at the end of the programme to include in their CV. Many of the pupils are also from benefit-dependent families, who without people like us getting involved, would remain unemployed and lack all future employment prospects and ambitions.” Female sport stars from the all-girls under 11’s football team, the Treowen Stars have also scored a vital deal. Vital Human Resources is now sponsoring the inspiring football team who are based in South Wales. The team play in a non-competitive league throughout Gwent and the young girls now proudly carry the Vital name on their shirts. Read more about how Morson Vital Training and the Girls Network spark engineering interest in a new generation of young people. Morson makes sensei of grassroots sponsorship Morson Vital Training (MVT) is using its sponsorship of a grassroots team at West Freestyle Martial Arts Club in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, as a vehicle to instil better rail safety behaviours into children. The grassroots club delivers high energy kickboxing that combines martial arts kicks with boxing style training to help keep young people fit, confident and happy. As well as disciplines in martial arts, the students learn teamwork, patience, motivation, leadership as well as the importance of health and safety towards themselves and one another. To build on this health and safety angle, MVT recently took the Morson Vital Safety Unit along to the Club to talk to the children and their parents about rail safety. The fun, interactive event focused on level crossing and foot crossing safety, giving children food-for-thought on how to keep themselves, their friends and their family safe on the UK rail network. Jane Hepburn, HSE advisor delivered the talk and said: “We want our young people to become safety conscious adults when using the rail network and that means understanding the dangers present. “The children were so engaged in what we had to say, giving them first-hand insight into the dangers around the railway, with a focus on level crossing safety, the roots of risky behaviour and how peer pressure can impact their decision making, to really drive home these important safety messages.” Download our latest issue of Safety Matters to read more about everything from health and safety innovation and project wins to top tips and case studies. Or, to search for our latest jobs, click here.

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    Rebekah Lee, Head of Marketing, Features in Recruitment International Magazine Discussing Mental Wellbeing

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS | 3 MIN READ Head of Marketing, Rebekah Lee features in Recruitment International Magazine discussing Morson's involvement with mental health awareness Read about the mental wellbeing initiatives that Morson has put in place Download our mental health whitepaper to find out more (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })(); Mental health is now a permanent part of the workplace, with figures from the Department of Health stating that one in four of us will experience mental illness at some point in our lives. At Morson International, we have seen an increase in the number of staff coming forward to express their own struggles with mental illness and seek support. This change in attitudes presented the opportunity to strengthen our own workplace priorities towards mental health by developing effective engagement strategies that tackle the core issues. In doing so, this has enabled us to attract and retain our talented people, drive productivity and innovation and reap numerous commercial benefits that set us apart from many of our competitors. We are proud to be featured in February’s issue of Recruitment International magazine which saw Rebekah Lee, Head of Marketing at Morson participate in a Q&A focused on how businesses are improving mental wellbeing in the workplace and why it is so important. Rebekah Lee, Head of Marketing at Morson International, reveals: “Our mental health first aiders programme is an exciting initiative that establishes individuals as touch points throughout the Morson Group, enabling them to connect with those struggling with mental illness – both within our internal workforce and wider contractor base – and to be that first step in accessing the support they need.” “A survey we conducted last year revealed that almost half (46 per cent) of employees living with a mental health condition hide it from their employer and colleagues. By breaking down the barriers and demonstrating that the health and wellbeing of our staff is a priority here at Morson, our first aiders are trained to recognise subtle changes in behaviour and to approach individuals, intervene and listen, and then signpost them towards appropriate support.” Read more about the findings from our mental health survey here “The programme works together with our existing counselling services, stress management and support, ensuring a personalised approached since there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mental health. Additionally, our vital safety units now discuss mental health and wellbeing during their health and safety conversations to ensure we’re reaching even the most remote locations.” As part of Morson’s mental health awareness programme, we released a whitepaper in conjunction with World Mental Health Day 2018 and pledged our support in stamping out stigma and creating inclusive, equal and diverse workplaces. To download the whitepaper, please click here. Find out more about our mental wellbeing initiatives by downloading our whitepaper which includes more insights from our contractor survey supported by powerful personal stories of our own employees and ex-Morson sponsored boxer Ricky Hatton.

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    Safety Matters | Changing Behaviours on Track

    SAFETY MATTERS | 4 MIN READ We speak to John Camp, Safety Advisor at Morson International about his passion and commitment towards behavioural health and safety Read about how we are trying to change behaviours on the track (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })(); Since joining Morson International in May 2017, our safety advisor, John Camp, has developed an exceptional rapport with our gangs out on track, bringing real passion and commitment towards behavioural health and safety. “It’s my job to promote a positive health and safety culture to make sure our entire workforce follows current health and safety legislation,” explains John. “You can’t do this sitting behind a desk. Instead, a great health and safety advisor is someone who’s on the ground with our people every night to understand the environments they work in. Only by understanding their roles and the challenges they face, can you then develop meaningful ways to tackle these issues.” John’s 10+ year rail career began as a platelayer, before progressing to PWT, then health and safety advisor; something he credits towards developing such excellent relationships with our workforce out on track. He continues: “I’ve done most of the work that our people do to understand first-hand the issues they face. Thankfully, we have broken down the stereotypes towards health and safety advisors that were present back in my early days out on track to make sure our people see us as approachable and friendly. We’re all one team, working for the same business with a common goal, which is to work safe and go home safe every day." “If there are 18 people on site, then I’ll make sure I go up to all 18 during their shift to shake their hand and have an open and honest conversation about safety. I’m not there to point fingers or to catch people out, but to give them the right support and confidence to do their job safely." “One great way of changing behaviour is making sure people understand the consequences of their actions, both in the short and long term. Not only should they be aware of the physical dangers but have visibility of the wider impact on their personal life. An accident could see someone off sick for a few months, which as a contractor, could have a significant impact on their personal situation.” Soon after joining, John launched the Group’s first PWT forum, having seen their success elsewhere in improving health and safety, which now take place quarterly, or earlier if deemed necessary. John continues: “If there’s a significant issue, then we’ll bring our PWT forum forward. They’re the perfect way to speak face-to-face with our PWTs to cover box talks, site inspections and more. These people are our safety champions and it’s my job to make sure they have the right tools, knowledge and training to succeed in what they do." “The power of data is also changing what we do, as we’ve access to so much information surrounding health and safety. The close call app is giving us more insight than ever before about the everyday issues that our workforce face. Not only does it help tailor preventative measures, but we can analyse trends and use this data to make more people aware of the common problems or provide additional training to ultimately reduce accidents and incidents." “I receive exceptional support from my superiors in the business, and I take my responsibility seriously and want to give this same support to everyone out on track. Every night, I ask ‘is there anything I should be aware of here on site?’ to start a proactive conversation towards health and safety. I also believe that if it doesn’t look right then it most likely isn’t, and I’m making sure our workforce has the confidence to always speak up about health and safety.” Download our latest issue of Safety Matters to read more about everything from health and safety innovation and project wins to top tips and case studies. Or, to search for our latest jobs, click here.

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    Spotting the Signs of Mental Illness | Safety Matters

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS | 3 MIN READ We take a look at how Morson is educating the business on spotting the signs and symptoms of mental illness We hear from Russell Kimble, mental health first aider and Night Operations Manager/HSQE Adviser at Morson International, as he discusses his own experience with mental illness Read the latest mental health stats, published in the Winter edition of Safety Matters (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })(); If we are to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and support our staff, including our contractors, in coming forward to talk about their own issues, then we must first understand how to spot the signs and symptoms. In addition to counselling services, stress management and support managing workplace pressures and workloads, we are training an increasing amount of staff across the Group in becoming ‘mental health first aiders’, with the aim of having multiple trained operatives located across each of our key regions over the coming months. The programme and its wider rollout is being led by mental health first aider and night operations manager/HSQE adviser at Morson International, Russell Kimble. He explains: “This programme establishes first aiders as touch points for anyone struggling and in need of support so that we can manage mental health in every corner of what we do. “The training equips our mental health first aiders with the knowledge to recognise subtle changes in behaviour and the skills and confidence to approach individuals, intervene and listen, and then signpost them towards appropriate support because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to mental health. “I’ve been through my own struggles with mental illness after an abscess turned into me being rushed into intensive care and put in an induced coma for more than three weeks after contracting necrotising fasciitis; a flesh-eating disease that kills off the body’s soft tissue. After dozens of operations and months spent in hospital, I struggled with my own deteriorating mental health once I returned home.” “I don’t know if I’ll ever fully come to terms with what I’ve been through, but if we as mental health first aiders help even just one person within the business, then we’ve succeeded.” If you’re struggling with a mental health issue and would like to speak to someone and seek support, you can contact the Samaritans’ free helpline number 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 116 123. Morson has released a mental health whitepaper which includes more insights from our contractor survey supported by powerful personal stories of our own employees and ex-Morson sponsored boxer Ricky Hatton. Click below to download.

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    Morson Project Focus | 79 Days in Derby

    SAFETY MATTERS | 5 MIN READ We take a look at the £200m, high profile and unique transformation project at Derby train station. The project team had only a 79-day window to complete the work, alongside the added challenge of not closing the station At the project’s peak, around 900 people were on site every day, as well as additional plant and machinery on constant standby to minimise delays in the event of a failure (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })(); On Sunday 22 July 2018, work started on the £200m resignalling at Derby, with the project team having a 79-day window to complete the work, alongside the added challenge - for the most part - of not closing the station. Closing the station and diverting all services away from Derby would have brought severe disruption to commuters travelling throughout the East Midlands, whilst only saving around one week on the overall delivery schedule; therefore, the decision was made to keep as many trains in operation as possible. Only one day in the 79-day blockade saw there be no trains in operation, to provide detailed testing and commissioning of the newly installed signalling. At the project’s peak, around 900 people were on site every day, as well as additional plant and machinery on constant standby to minimise delays in the event of a failure. Led by Network Rail, the project involved: Replacing 17km of track and laying 150,000 tonnes of ballast. Installing 79 sets of points, 65 new signals and 10 new signal gantries. Creating one new platform. The Derby blockade required project track engineers to untangle and simplify the existing layout into the station, which had seen only slight modifications since the Victorian era. A total of eight different track layout options were proposed, with the chosen design resulting in fewer trains being held up outside of the station waiting for a platform, as well as improved journey times by increasing line speeds through the station from 15mph to up to 40 mph through all the Platforms. The new design also brought significant improvements to rail traffic, with six passenger trains now able to move simultaneously at the London Road Junction, instead of the previous two. The new layout now also allows movements in and out of the station on both the London and Birmingham routes at the same time, something that wasn’t previously possible. Installing a new island platform created two additional platforms at Derby Station: Platform 6 for passenger services, which will primarily be used for London services and includes two new lifts and a First-Class lounge. Platform 7 is to be used as a service platform to collect train crew, whilst providing additional facilities to scale up the station’s capabilities in emergency situations and was used to run London trains from during the works in August. Additional work was also delivered to realign and lengthen platforms 2-5. Signalling upgrades meant that the station is now controlled from the East Midlands Control Centre in Derby, marking the closure of the Derby Power Signal Box that first opened in 1969. Maintaining safety throughout a project that sat adjacent to an operational railway was a priority, with physical barriers created, where possible, between worksites and running lines, as well as every staff member being required to carry out a ‘line open to traffic brief’ that explained which lines were open at what times. July’s month-long heatwave, which saw temperatures soar to more than 30 degrees, also created various issues. Dust suppression units were erected around the station, as the dryness of the ballast created more dust than normal, and all staff operating within the 30m exclusion zone wore mandatory full breathing PPE. On Monday 8 October 2018, normal train services resumed in and out of Derby Station, making the successful completion of the 79-day transformation. The project’s overall mission was never to directly increase capacity on the line, despite passenger numbers rising to 3.7m during 2017, but to improve the overall flow of traffic with smoother journeys and less disruption. The 79-day Blockade has renewed and replaced life-expired equipment, whilst improving the layout to and from Derby by removing a key bottleneck, meaning better journeys for millions of passengers each year and ensuring the station can continue providing future capacity improvements through new trains and additional infrastructure upgrades. Morson’s involvement Sub-contracted on behalf of AmeySersa, we supplied numerous Vital Human Resources personnel to the project spanning a range of capacities, from site supervisors, through to crane controllers and track gangs, as well as a number of our Morson Vital Training apprentices. Our involvement began in advance of the blockade, laying the foundations required for the 79-day window, and we are currently still involved in the finishing touches and clean up today. It was a huge honour to be part of such a high profile and unique project made up of several mini blockades throughout the partial closure. We were one of only two manpower providers delivering the specialist skills needed to complete the £200m project and a huge credit goes out to all our Vital operatives who were involved, with numerous comments on how proud they were to see the project taking shape each day. Download our latest issue of Safety Matters to read more about everything from health and safety innovation and project wins to top tips and case studies. Or, to search for our latest jobs, click here.

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