People and the Psychology of Change

Change. The word can instil a sense of worry or inspiration in us, but it is also something that we are all going to face in our lifetimes. From multiple small changes, such as buying a new outfit or trying Continue Reading

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Rolling Stock Maintenance – SOROS®

It coordinates Rolling Stock Operations and Engineering. The first three editorials of this series concentrated on maintenance programme development, the application of Remote Train Monitoring (RTM), and organisational structures. The fourth pillar in optimising rolling stock maintenance is the IT Continue Reading

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Rolling Stock Maintenance – Organisational Design

Editorials one and two of this Rolling Stock Maintenance series, discussed the content of the vehicle Maintenance Programme, and the use of technology to automate many of the inspection activities that sit within it. Realising the performance improvements and cost Continue Reading

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Rolling Stock Maintenance – Remote Train Monitoring

In the first editorial of this Blog series, we discussed the application of MSG3 to develop a rolling stock maintenance programme. This month we turn our attention to the automation of maintenance inspections using remote train monitoring (RTM) systems and Continue Reading

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Rolling Stock Maintenance – Outsourcing doesn’t need to be the only solution

This is the first in our series of Rolling Stock Maintenance editorials, in which we share our experiences on the organisational factors that have the greatest influence on the cost of maintenance, and does contribute to the increasing trend of Continue Reading

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Building an Open Culture

When we published our paper Beyond Human Factors we received a considerable number of questions around how to foster an open culture of reporting and creating an environment in which everyone within the organisation can feel empowered to make a Continue Reading

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The Risk of Not Knowing

“Risk comes from not knowing what your employees are accepting on your behalf”. Rob Spence, Danburykline. It is perhaps the simplest of statements, but this sentence encapsulates the challenge faced by many organisations, whilst delivering its operational activities through its Continue Reading

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Safety Management Systems – Beyond Human Factors

INTRODUCTION The evolution of safety management has been happening since our early pioneers developed vehicles to increase the speed and efficiency of transportation in every form, be that; road, rail, shipping or aviation. As we discuss in other sections of Continue Reading

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