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.

One of the aims of our health programme 2014-19 pdf icon PDF, 1,751 Kb is to encourage excellence in health risk management by helping the industry to improve its managers' competence on health.

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.

As well as setting out these key areas of knowledge, we provide advice on how to achieve good practice, including some potential sources of help to support rail companies.

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.

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