Facing Points Podcast

Podcasting in progress

Facing Points Podcast for Network Rail

Network Rail has commissioned Lucid to produce the Facing Points Podcast.

The podcast will focus on issues relevant to operational staff – Signallers, Ops Managers, Incident Controllers, and the many and varied roles that must work together to deliver our rail services.

Here you see our first recording session at the Roles in Rail event held at the Westwood training facility. Roles in Rail provided graduates and apprentices with an opportunity to explore the many and varied operational roles available to them now and in the future.

Lucid worked with the Network Rail podcast team, providing planning and production expertise to this highly experienced team. We aim to provide practical, educational insights into operational activities – all delivered in the down-to-earth style and good humour associated with operational staff.

Training for Electrical Control

Danny in the limelight

Video Training for Network Rail

Network Rail commissioned Lucid to design and deliver five video training modules on Electrical Control in the UK railway.

The training provides a broad introduction to the fundamentals of electricity supply, electric trains and how the system is managed. Lucid worked in tandem with Danny Barrett, a recognised industry expert in rail electrification.  

Lucid provided educational design and video production services while retaining Danny as the core presenter. This approach allows for the crafting of professional training materials by ‘external eyes’ while retaining the deep knowledge and credibility of an industry expert.

SiteSentinel for Wembley Sidings

More SiteSentinel for ARL

Another site! Arriva Rail London have expanded their use of SiteSentinel. The latest location, Wembley Sidings, is located close to the iconic Wembley Stadium. The sidings provide train servicing facilities for ARL’s rolling stock.

Arriva Rail London, part of the Arriva Group, operate the London Overground network in partnership with Transport for London. The network delivers 190 million passenger journeys per year using 106 trains on seven routes.

SiteSentinel provides professional inductions for safer worksites. It provides an online induction, test, and administration interface. The system is designed to consistently deliver relevant, high-quality information using text, photos, video, and illustrations. SiteSentinel provides an audit trail of site inductions for staff, visitors, and contractors.

Reflections on a fantastic time at Railtex

Last week we travelled northwards to the bustling city of Birmingham to set up camp at Railtex – which combined with Infrarail made it one of the rail industry’s biggest events in the UK this year.  We were primed and ready for three days of engaging discussion, new opportunities and some fun.  The fact that so many of us hadn’t been able to enjoy face-to-face discussion with people outside of our own immediate working groups for the last year and a half, provided that additional frisson of excitement to proceedings!

We were pleased to be a part of the RBDCommunity’s ‘Eagle Lab’, set up specifically to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) showcase their products and services.  This helped us to make the most of our time at the event and engage with people that were interested in SiteSentinel, our online worksite induction platform.

We were also able to offer delegates a SiteSentinel tour – showing them how the system delivers relevant, up to date, high quality induction information using text, photos, video and illustrations.

We have primarily implemented SiteSentinel at train depots and stations, but our time at Railtex also opened our eyes to other possibilities in a much broader range of scenarios – everything from construction to the charity sector.  If we hadn’t been able to spend time with such a diverse and dynamic community, we may not have so readily considered these areas.

Founder of Lucid Communications, Paul Townsend said “Exhibiting at Railtex really made us feel a part of the wider rail community again.  It’s been a tough period for everyone, and it was invigorating to come together with this vibrant sector to properly start considering how we all safely move forward whilst still continuing to innovate.  We were delighted by how many people took a copy of our white paper ‘Professional Inductions, Safer Sites’ and we also sincerely hope everyone who was lucky enough to get a Lucid polo shirt is now wearing it!”

Thank you Railtex – until next year!

Announcing our stand at Railtex on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC Birmingham

We are delighted to be exhibiting at Railtex this September 2021 at the NEC Birmingham on Stand K80 in Hall 12; and after the year we’ve all had we’re looking forward to engaging in some good old fashioned face-to-face discussion!

This year’s event will be the 15th edition of Railtex and it has joined forces with key rail sector conference, Infrarail, meaning the show will service both the infrastructure and rolling stock sides of the sector, therefore creating the ultimate show for the rail industry.  

Founder of Lucid Communications, Paul Townsend said “Throughout the last year and a half the rail industry has worked hard to keep rail services safely moving up and down the country.  Railtex presents a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate what we’ve achieved and consider how we will all safely stride forward into an altered landscape with a whole host of new challenges.”

At the event we will be showcasing SiteSentinel, our online worksite induction platform, which also incorporates a test and administration interface.  The system is designed to consistently deliver relevant, up to date, high quality induction information using text, photos, video and illustrations.  SiteSentinel ensures an easily accessible audit trail of worksite safety inductions for all staff, visitors and contractors.

Please come along and see us – we’d love to meet you!