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.

We’ve beaten our personal best – with an unprecedented number of Site Sentinel online worksite safety inductions in one month!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve smashed our own monthly inductions record – delivering 2,145 online worksite inductions to rail personnel in the month of May 2021 – our highest ever monthly figure.  Pre-COVID we delivered an average of 2,000 inductions per month in 2019 – indicating the rail industry is firmly back on track!

Founder of Lucid Communications, Paul Townsend said “We’re delighted to have beaten our own induction record.  Not only is this fantastic news for Lucid, it’s also a heartening indicator that the rail industry itself, as well as all the subsidiary industries and individuals that support the sector, are picking themselves up after one of the toughest times we may ever see in our lifetime.”

The SiteSentinel platform provides an online induction, test and administration interface.  The system is designed to consistently deliver relevant, up to date, high quality information using text, photos, video and illustrations.

SiteSentinel ensures an easily accessible audit trail of worksite safety inductions for all staff, visitors and contractors.

Bristol and Paddington join the growing SiteSentinel station family!

Photo by Lucid

We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by both Bristol Temple Meads and Paddington train stations to implement SiteSentinel, our online worksite induction platform.  SiteSentinel will train the wide variety of daily station visitors in what they need to know to stay safe and vigilant whilst on site.

Both Bristol and Paddington stations have a constant flow of visitors; from contractors completing repair and maintenance jobs to the army of ‘Here to Help’ volunteers who are present every single day to guide and support passengers.  Currently contractors complete an on site paper based induction whilst volunteers are provided with a briefing pack.

Implementing SiteSentinel at both Bristol and Paddington will mean that all station visitors will receive their induction using the same online induction platform, which can be completed at a time and location convenient to them.  SiteSentinel will also direct different induction content to different visitors, meaning each individual user will only see the information that is relevant to their visit at the station.

Both stations have chosen SiteSentinel to streamline their induction process following its hugely successful roll out at Reading station, which remains the biggest SiteSentinel station implementation so far in terms of the range of different content available for different users.

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.