PODCAST - Solving Rail’s Hidden Hazard

In 2019/20 an estimated 693,000 workers in Great Britain sustained a non-fatal injury at work in Great Britain. The figure, which comes from the Office of National Statistics Labour Force Survey, represents 2,160 injuries per 100,000 workers.

The rate had been steadily decreasing for decades. This self-reported rate passed just below 4,000 per 100,000 in 2000/01 but then it stopped reducing. We reached the present level about 10 years ago. Since then, the rate of injury has remained, stubbornly, where it is.

In this episode we will look at how an innovation will tackle a major health and safety issue in the rail industry by addressing a hazard that is present along almost the entire length of the UK’s rail network… that’s 16,000km of track.

The risk? Cable troughing.

Listen here on Engineering Matters Podcast


Rob Mole, Programme Manager, Network Rail

Stewart Wellens, CEO, Trojan Services


Trojan Services creates cable protection management systems for large infrastructure. Current industry users range from Military to National Electricity, Gas Grid and Rail.

Trojan aims to considerably reduce the CO2 footprint of every project they supply for with a more cost-effective solution that can utilise the UK’s plastic waste. They intercept large volumes of selected plastics destined for landfill.

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