Collaborating with clients and colleagues alike, the Stop, Check initiative is to provide 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.
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:
‘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.’
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:
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:
‘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.’
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:
This course also promotes and encourages individuals with ambition to fulfil their potential through a progressive level of supervisor standard competence levels.