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Measurably safer with every shift

Collaborating with clients and colleagues alike, the Safe & Sound mission is to provide measurably safer environments through the training, research, assessments and application of expert leadership.

We strive to sustain innovative and proactive safety management while maintaining a continual drive for excellence.

Stemming from Linbrooke’s strong military background and quality driven ‘can do’ ethos, we believe it is imperative for our workforce to go above and beyond the obligatory safety training and preparation. In line with making the rail industry a safer place and in order to have a workforce ready to face any potential situation, we provide multiple safety based training courses for external personnel as well as our own workforce.

Actions On

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Despite having ample trained first aiders to comply with the First Aid Regulations, Linbrooke identified that this alone may not address the “real life” events that a railway operative may come across in a life threatening situation.

With the theory that ‘you can over-plan but not over-prepare’, we developed ‘Actions On’ to provide our workforce with further in-depth first aid training.

‘Actions On’ is scenario-based training designed to reflect the real life situations that our workforce may encounter. This has been created to ensure staff have the sufficient command and control awareness and the first aid/trauma knowledge, skills and confidence to help prolong life in an emergency situation – especially when working in remote areas. The course is intended to thoroughly equip all participants with appropriate abilities in:

  • Pre planning
  • Command & control
  • Leading a team in an emergency
  • Effectively delegating roles and responsibilities to available resources at the scene of an incident
  • Advanced technique to control sever bleeding (use of tourniquet)
  • Familiarisation and advantages of alternative equipment military spec bandages (field dressings)
  • Familiarisation of rescue equipment stretchers
  • Assisting emergency services with casualty immobilisation and recovery

‘We always hope that these skills will never need to be performed in actuality, but not practicing means that we will be unprepared and never have the opportunity to realise our weaknesses and strengths.’

Operational Leadership

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The aim is for all trackside staff to be able to manage up and to have the confidence, moral courage and diplomatic skills to speak out when anybody’s safety is at risk. This includes:

  • Voicing concerns
  • Discussions
  • Peer reviews
  • Reflection on past approaches
  • The ability to explain the approach to investigating blame, culpability and discipline

We ensure that leaders and managers are equipped to foster reflective practices through the use of coaching and mentoring, end of day de-briefings and weekly conference calls with trackside supervisors and Linbrooke directors. In order for our leaders to truly be able to lead effectively and well, we also believe in the importance of ‘basics’. This course promotes the often forgotten essentials such as:

  • Listen, trust, coach and mentor staff
  • Remain visible, available and approachable
  • Be decisive without being dictatorial
  • Eliminate excuses for poor performance
  • Retain a sense of humour and humility

‘Safety is generally talked about in terms of paper and processes, but this course was different as the rational also refers to both work and home life – which is useful, rare and refreshing.’

Supervisor Safety

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These progressive and phased sessions are aimed at developing a leader’s holistic ability to oversee increasingly technical worksites while ensuring safety, efficiency and quality. Comprising four assessed stages to address varied management, site-works, planning and survey, work at height, manual handling, technical appreciations, complex lifting operations and other such relevant concerns, this course provides the tools to allow individuals to:

  • Ensure the continued development and dissemination of a positive safety culture
  • Develop technical disciplines and core competencies – such as time management, IT skills and written communication
  • Provide continuing behavioural safety development relating to the company’s behavioural safety training
  • Ensure attributes are informed and inclusive of reporting, learning and flexible cultures
  • Build on their own leadership styles

This course also promotes and encourages individuals with ambition to fulfil their potential through a progressive level of supervisor standard competence levels.

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