Safety is the foundation of OSL’s business and we are committed to ensuring the safety of all stakeholders. We’re sharing some images of the Kilkerran site compound in Scotland today to show ‘What good looks like from a welfare set up perspective’.
It’s a good example because it provides clear segregation between vehicles and pedestrians, reverse parking, and good use of space through double story of welfare units. This compound is also connected to the electrical mains to remove the requirement to have generators. #SpotlightOnSafety
We are passionate about promoting awareness amongst young people of the importance of level crossing safety. Here is our Systems TIC who regularly volunteers his time to educate local Scouts Cubs about railway level crossing safety and electricity awareness. Great work!
Network Rail have also produced a level crossings user guide for young people here: https://bit.ly/2OjY5s5
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Female students meet industry experts to highlight the opportunities young women have within the STEM industry.
Crewe Engineering and Design UTC, a school for 14-19 year olds, held its first Women into STEM event on Friday 26th April. Attended by all their female students, the school invited a variety of women from different areas of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths industry. The event was to showcase the wide range of careers available and the importance of women taking opportunities within this stereotypical male dominated environment.
Attended by businesses such as Network Rail, Cheshire Police, OSL Global, Bentley Motors, Balfour Beatty, SP Energy Network and Barclays Bank, students listened to short presentations about career journeys and then took part in a “speed dating” style networking event. Students were split into small groups and got the opportunity to visit each employer to ask questions about company they work for and the responsibilities within their job role.
Opening the event, Dr Georgina Harris, a Trustee of Crewe UTC, said:
“Engineering and Design is the most creative and challenging career to which anyone can aspire. Engineering is responsible for the innovation, design, development and manufacture of everything in the world that does not occur naturally. It is vital that there are products, processes and innovations suitable for everyone: this means that everyone needs to take part in their creation.”
The mutual passion of encouraging young females into STEM careers is what brought Crewe UTC and employers together for this event.
Carla Gonen, a Quantity Surveyor at OSL Global, advised the female students:
“Be a credible professional and people will respect you for your ability and not your gender.”
Karen Sudworth, Vice Principal of Crewe UTC, added:
“It’s important to us as a school of Engineering and Design that our female cohort realise their potential and strive to achieve their careers goals. We are immensely proud that our cohort of female students is now at 23%, which is higher than the national average of 9% of women in Engineering.”
A snapshot from the Battersea Project being undertaken by OSL’s Head of S&C, Neil Denton. Neil was asked to assist with points rectification and inspection at the manufacturers, Progress Rail and support with the set up and final inspection on site at Battersea. Final sign off will be completed on the 2nd May 2019.
OSL would like to thank all those involved in our works over the Christmas period for their commitment, hard work and agreeing to give up time during the festive period to support our projects. In addition a big thank you to understanding friends and families during what is always a busy time for the railway. In total over 60 staff were deployed to site with c300 person shifts worked plus the support by the on-call management. Your efforts enabled us to successfully deliver all our targets, plus additional works, supporting major commissioning’s on Network Rail and TfL infrastructure at Southall, Westbury and Redhill plus key install works for Kilkerran. The teams have received very positive feedback from our customers regarding their dedication and skills. There’s no doubt the efforts of our people significantly reduced the impact to the operational rail network. Well done and thank you all again as we begin the start of another busy year for OSL 👷♀️👍