Stop and challenge: That’s the explicit empowerment DB Cargo UK is giving to all its 2,200 staff, to intervene and stop any activity that they see - or even just feel - may be unsafe.
And it comes directly from the top. Each employee has been issued with a safety intervention card which gives them the authority, backed by the UK Management Board, to step in and challenge any activity or instruction they believe is unsafe - whether by a colleague, a customer, or contractor.
They are then encouraged to follow a simple, non-bureaucratic process known as ‘Stop. Discuss. Resolve. Review.’ This process is used effectively in many other industries to improve safety.
The UK’s largest rail freight operator’s major new campaign - called ‘Together. We’re Safer. Together. We’re DB’ - is supported by behavioural safety training that will be rolled out to all groundstaff, engineers, drivers and asset owners in the coming weeks
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