International IOSH Railway Group Award 2019

Recognising innovative projects that have produced a practical solution to an occupational health and safety problem in the Railway Industry.

International IOSH Railway Group Award 2019

Improvements in Health & Safety

Sponsored by the IOSH Railway Group, the 2019 International IOSH Railway Group Awards seeks to recognise innovative projects both inside and outside of the UK that have produced a practical solution to, and made a positive impact on, an occupational health and safety problem in the Railway Industry. Our aim again is to raise the importance of railway safety, encourage continuous improvement, share learning, and promote success. 

This year we will continue to focus on initiatives which support the themes in the GB rail industry strategy, ‘Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railways’. The strategy has 12 Priority risk themes and 9 capability areas to improve railway safety.

Who can enter?

Anyone involved in the railway sector both inside and outside the UK can enter for the award, either as an individual or as a team. You do not even have to be an IOSH member to participate.

Your project must be original and unpublished, and you’ll need to make sure you have your employer’s approval for sending in your entry. The intellectual property rights of the project remain with you or your employer. Previous entries may be resubmitted.

What could you win?

The IOSH Railway Group will make a contribution towards the travel of two people from the winning organisation to attend the Rail Industry Annual Conference in, Manchester, on 19 November 2019.

Free conference places and up two nights of accommodation will also be provided. Longer stays and flexibility on travel dates are possible, at the individuals' own cost. In addition, you will be offered a prestigious platform to receive a certificate and trophy for your award and raise your organisation's profile, with the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute presentation on your entry.

Who are the judges?

Entries will be judged by representatives from IOSH, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and the IOSH Railway Group.

The judges' decision is final.

How to enter

There are three ways you can send us your entry:

Fill in the digital form below,

or Download the form and Email the Networks team,

or, you can Download the form and send it to us via post. Please write to: IOSH, The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, UK, by midnight Friday 31 July 2019.

Make sure you answer each question in the space provided. In the past, entries that have done well have provided additional information in support. However, documents that are too long (more than 10 pages) will not be considered.

Entries must be submitted in English. The IOSH Railway Group is able to assist should the winner require assistance in preparing to present at the Conference.

If you have any questions, please email Alison Nicolson, Relationship Manager.

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International Railway Award 2019 form

If “yes”, please provide the name and contact details of your speaker.

Official authorisation by a Senior Manager/Director of your organisation is required to submit your entry, together with agreement that it may be put in the public domain on the IOSH website. Please note that if the section below is not completed in full by a Senior Manager/Director then the judges will not be able to accept the entry. All applications should be submitted in English. All entries must be received by the closing date of Friday 31 July 2019.

We are offering the winner the opportunity to do a 15-minute presentation on their entry at the 2019 Annual Railway Conference.