GB Railfreight recognises that change, including but not limited to the substantial amendment, alteration, addition or removal of the organisational structure or processes has the potential to introduce new risks to the business and our employees.
GB Railfreight Ltd has identified six broad categories regarding its organisational structure and processes where ‘change’ has the potential to create risks.
These include the following key areas:
1) GB Railfreight organisational structure, including employees undertaking different or revised tasks including changes to GB Railfreight sites which impacts upon the duties of Operations Managers (OM’s) for example.
2) GB Railfreight Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Standards, processes and working practices.
3) New or revised freight or passenger traffic, including the operation of rail vehicles on new routes.
4) External changes imposed through new technology, legislation, or other railway parties e.g. Network Rail, TOCs, FOCs, i.e. interface change.
5) Introduction of new or altered vehicles or infrastructure.
6) Engineering activities.
GB Railfreight is committed to ensuring we have robust procedures in place for the management of change. This is to ensure that the implementation of such changes does not compromise the safety of our employees or anyone affected by the company’s activities, or reduce the effectiveness of the organisation, or its processes wherever they take place.
By committing to manage change we are taking a leading approach to how we can reduce risk imported into the business and continue to deliver a safer operation for all.