Rail

Resolve the challenges of working safely track-side

Health and Safety risks in Rail are much greater compared to other types of work, with a widely dispersed workforce making supervision hard if not impossible.

The cost of getting it wrong can be huge!

Overcome the challenges of operating in the rail sector with tailored technical solutions.

The Railway is a complex environment, open to a multitude of hazards and risks for both teams and rail operations.

The industry has several unique challenges:

  • Staff have limited track time to execute works
  • People are regularly asked to work in new locations with no prior knowledge of the site or hazards
  • Sites are constantly evolving with new hazards emerging daily
  • Geography and human nature can mean that people take shortcuts

Having previously owned and operated a Signalling and Telecoms Rail Company, employing over 300 staff, the Directors of Onwave have an extensive understanding of the challenges associated with working on the UK rail network whether on Mainline or in Metro type environments.

Mangement of these challenges is vital for the smooth and safe operation of the industry.

A lack of robust management could lead to people doing the wrong thing in the wrong location and we can expect a range of outcomes which fundamentally impact both staff and businesses operating in the Rail Sector, these include;

  • Accidents, injuries or near misses leading to personal loss and the potential suspension of the business in rail operations
  • Environmental incidents with the resultant fines and penalties
  • Inefficient working, increased costs and delays meaning Projects are less profitable
  • Impacts to Network Rail, the TOCs, etc. through poor performance which affect your work winning capability
The Railway is a complex environment, open to a multitude of hazards and risks for both teams and rail operations.

The industry has several unique challenges:

  • Staff have limited track time to execute works
  • People are regularly asked to work in new locations with no prior knowledge of the site or hazards
  • Sites are constantly evolving with new hazards emerging daily
  • Geography and human nature can mean that people take shortcuts

Having previously owned and operated a Signalling and Telecoms Rail Company, employing over 300 staff, the Directors or Onwave have an extensive understanding of the challenges associated with working on the UK rail network whether on Mainline or in Metro type environments.

Mangement of these challenges is vital for the smooth and safe operation of the industry.

A lack of robust management could lead to people doing the wrong thing in the wrong location and we can expect a range of outcomes which fundamentally impact both staff and businesses operating in the Rail Sector, these include;

  • Accidents, injuries or near misses, not only leading to personal loss but also to the potential suspension of the business operations in rail
  • Environmental incidents with the resultant fines and penalties
  • Inefficient working, increased costs and delays meaning Projects are less profitable
  • Impacts to Network Rail, the TOCs, etc. through poor performance which affect your work winning capability

Digital Technology Solutions

Technology with real-time data will enable cheaper, safer and more efficient delivery of complex projects.

Our industry experiences have helped us to develop a range of solutions to help improve safety and operational performance by implementing the right technologies supported by a resilient and secure connectivity service.

Whether you are looking to provide a stable platform for your mobile applications, or looking to gain a better understanding of the issues on the ground, Onwave have a range of solutions designed for businesses like your’s operating in the Rail Environment.

OWL

The OWL platform and mobile App that enables you to:

  • Communicate hazard and work site information to workers more effectively.
  • Provide relevant hazard information based on your location
  • Track your people and equipment in real time and provide alerts to your people automatically should they enter a hazard area.
  • Provides you with powerful data to help maximise productivity and minimise risks
Field Communications

By helping you to deploying a secure, reliable data connectivity service for your field teams regardless of location, we can improve systems and workflows to help you:

  • Reduce man-hours (and thus risk to workers) in the trackside environment
  • Improve visibility and communication with the field
  • Capture real time data and use applications in the field more successfully

Case studies

How Onwave overcomes obstacles to produce better solutions for our customers.

Industry Memberships

Onwave have close ties with the Rail Industry and this is reflected in our membership of the Rail Alliance.

Our Senior Management Team have a vast experience of the Rail Sector and we are available to provide advice to fellow members on connectivity and the use of digital technology in rail applications.

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