2018 saw continued growth for our SiteSentinel induction platform: we delivered 20270 safety inductions across work sites in the UK.
The system enjoyed 99.9% uptime and there were no reported performance issues. The number of sites increased, with the latest addition, Bombardier Derby, coming on stream in July.
The SiteSentinel platform 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.
Lucid have been appointed by ERM to collaborate on a fascinating project to develop a driver behaviour change toolkit for Highways England. The toolkit will support the improvement of driver behaviours that impact on Highways England’s operations, road maintenance and workforce safety.
The early design work has already started with a plan to build, test and finalise the online toolkit by March 2019. Lucid will conduct the website design and build, whilst ERM will provide the evidence-based content to populate the toolkit.
The online toolkit will provide users – primarily road safety professionals seeking to promote safe driving behaviour – with a suite of interventions they can apply to different undesirable behaviours, such as middle-lane hogging, rubber-necking, close following, speeding and mobile phone use.
Principal Consultant at Lucid, Paul Townsend said, “We are really pleased to be involved in such an important piece of work. The tool will provide a widely accessible means of sharing information about driving behaviours and interventions for improvement which will help increase driving safety and improve operations for Highways England.”
Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads.
Environmental Resources Management(ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.
Crossrail is one of Europe’s largest construction projects. With tunnelling complete, the project is currently focussed on tunnel fit-out, upgrades to the existing rail infrastructure, and the completion of the Old Oak Common depot
The large depot will provide stabling and maintenance for the Crossrail fleet of Bombardier-built Class 345 Aventra units. The facility comprises a maintenance building with ‘swimming pool’ maintenance area, wheel lathe, bogie drop, welfare facilities and depot-control office. There is also a 33-road stabling area and separate wash plant.
The SiteSentinel induction platform provides an online briefing, test, and administration interface. The system is designed to consistently deliver relevant, high-quality information using text, photos, video and illustrations. SiteSentinel maintains an audit trail of all site inductions.
This paper provides some observations and advice for developing site safety inductions.
It is not a sales brochure masquerading as a white paper; it does not say ‘use SiteSentinel.’ Rather, it examines several issues associated with site induction and offers practical advice on addressing them.
About the author: Paul Townsend is Principal Consultant at Lucid. He developed the Site Sentinel induction platform in response to personal experiences of poor site safety briefings within the UK rail industry. To date, the platform has delivered over twenty thousand site inductions.
Southeastern have recently launched SiteSentinel for their Ramsgate Train Maintenance Depot.
The Ramsgate depot is a complex space with three ‘sheds’ and a large number of third-rail powered ‘roads.’
Visitors, contractors and employees must complete the SiteSentinel induction. The system ensures that everyone has a good understanding of the depot and the standards of behaviour required to maintain a safe working environment. It also captures information about the individual and their requirements (PTS, COSHH, electrical isolation etc.) prior to their arrival on site.
The SiteSentinel induction platform provides an online briefing, test, and administration interface. The system is designed to consistently deliver relevant, high quality information using text, photos, video and illustrations. SiteSentinel maintains an audit trail of all site inductions.