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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Health Safety & Environment Advisor - Rail - Home Based

  • Job added:   1 August 2020
  • Salary:   £300 - £350/day
  • Location:   Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • County:   Buckinghamshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212262067
  • Company:   CV-Library
Workforce Health, Safety & Environment Advisor - Rail (Home Based)
Home Based (Office location is Milton Keynes)
£300 - £350/day ltd (Inside IR35)
5 Month Contract +

The Role:

Our client is looking for an experienced Workforce Health, Safety & Environment Advisor to work on a Manual Handling Improvement Project for CP6, for Incident Data Collection and Analysis.

As part of the Manual Handling Improvement CP6 project, Workstream 1 focuses on analysing data on injuries and reported musculoskeletal strains / injuries to identify key priorities for risk reduction.

What you will do:

*Review 5 years of manual handling incident records (in a spreadsheet), identifying and logging the manual handling operation/equipment implicated in each incident (by analysis of the narrative data in the record) and the staff group involved;
*Review 5 years of incident records on other workplace accidents to identify and add to the log any that could have had a manual handling operation as their underlying cause;
*Where clarification is required on the cause of an incident, to obtain this from relevant Route staff;
*A classification for causes will have been developed, but this may need refinement and will need to be applied to each of the records;
*Manage the logs of manual handling incidents using a spreadsheet tool to create a database of manual handling incident data, making sure that each record is clear, complete and traceable back to the originating source.
*Perform initial statistical analyses of the manual handling data collected to identify the most frequent manual handling operations/equipment, staff types etc. involved.
*Set up focus groups for frontline staff across the business that covers all discipline groups. Attend focus groups, capturing and writing up results.
*Provide frequent updates on progress and be available for planned project team meetings in Milton Keynes.

Your knowledge and experience will include:

*Broad knowledge of Network Rail maintenance tasks and related equipment (to be able to identify the manual handling tasks within the incident records);
*Capable of following a structured approach to tasks involving data analysis and classification;
*Experience of handling and manipulating both textual and numerical information within MS Excel spreadsheets, including ability to sum and report on numbers of entries as required;
*Good communications and influencing skills to persuade Route staff to provide the required contributions (i.e. clarification/verification of data, providing staff access for focus groups).

This is an initial five-month contract with a possibility of extension. Office location is in Milton Keynes but the role will be home based for the duration of the initial contract

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