Rail manager competence on occupational health
Overview of why and how the rail industry should improve the competence of its managers on health, with links to more detailed advice and supporting resources.
Ensuring that your managers have the right level of knowledge and skills in managing occupational health will help you to comply with health and safety law, and should also deliver real business benefits.
Occupational health training needs for managers will vary across rail businesses. However, there are some key areas of knowledge that we believe most rail managers will need in order to fulfil their responsibilities for managing the health of their staff.
These include training resources for larger rail companies, including potential development of a health risk management training qualification tailored for rail managers, as well as free health training resources for smaller companies.
In this section
- Why develop rail manager competence on occupational health?
- What does health and safety law require?
- What does good practice in occupational health training for rail managers look like?
- What rail managers need to know on occupational health – good practice guidance
- Help in achieving good practice
- Occupational health training resources and further help
- Working for a healthier tomorrow – review of the health of Britain's working age population
- ORR overview of work related ill health in the GB rail industry 2010 PDF, 815 Kb
- ORR guidance Developing and maintaining staff competence PDF, 1,373 Kb
- HSE guidance Health and Safety Training – what you need to know
- CITB Management of Health and Wellbeing in the rail industry – draft syllabus PDF, 52 Kb