5648 welds cast at an industry leading failure rate of 0.48% with an average of 32 x burning shifts completed each week.

BACKGROUND

RSSI Welding was the sole welding sub contractor from 2011 to 2018 (and now sit as one of 4 contractors to High Output on the national renewal program) with welding solely delivered by RSSI Welding [formerly Carillion Rail Welding] whose planning team were integrated within High Output resource team co-ordinating the delivery of welding and burning resource across the UK.

SOLUTION

With the challenge of various locations across the UK RSSI positioned satellite welding facilities across the UK meaning core teams were available, reducing not only fatigue but emissions through reduced travel. To deliver this weekly wash up meetings were planned with monthly performance reviews with lookahead to future campaigns analysed and programmed using experience from previous campaigns to guarantee continual successful delivery.

CONCLUSION/BENEFITS TO THE CLIENT

With safety being paramount in all that we do RSS Infrastructure management staff are integrated into the safety management team sitting on the High Output Safety Steering Group where the entire supply chain has the opportunity to review and input information creating a industry leading best practice from a committee committed to reducing accidents and incidents across the network. RSS Infrastructure have led this participation and innovated specific safety measures such as metatarsal (ankle) protection boots and exclusion zone works around welding works as well as the provision of site safety personnel free of charge to assist with site specific risk reduction.

Meet the Expert

Karl Dean - Head of Welding

Meet the expert

“RSSI personnel who worked to recover the IBJ’s were faultless and brilliant guys to work with, they are a credit to the S&T division at RSSI.”

Brian Watterson – Signalling Supervisor Phase 5 at S&C North Alliance

“RSSI personnel who were involved with the works at Northam had to work through some of the worst weather conditions I have seen and continued to keep spirits high and had a fantastic work attitude allowing for the project to continue.”

Chris Courtenay – Signalling Supervisor (Infrastructure) for Colas Rail

“I would like to thank RSS for their work so far on the blockade at Northam, they have been great.”

Andrew Woolliss – Project Engineer (Wessex) S&C – Infrastructure

“Thanks to RSSI we are on top of all movements every day with nothing outstanding. ”

Ryan Steel – Field Engineer (OLE England) at Amey

“RSSI assisted in the cable running shifts, preparation work including changeovers of the 8 x track circuits and the 10c, 27c and 4 x 48c lineside cables. Their quality of work, attitude and work ethic has been absolutely spot on. ”

Dan Palmer – Installation and Construction Engineer at Carillion Signalling

“Being able to work during the day with trains still running is fantastic for team fatigue. The use of an ATWS installed for the duration makes the job even safer and removes the need for Lookouts. Thanks to the guys from RSSI for installing and managing for us.”

Robert Woods – Senior Project Manager at Amey

“The RSSI personnel who worked on the Bilston Road Track Renewal project have been exceptional and played a major part in ensuring the works were completed on time and to budget.”

Paul Brown – Project Director for Midland Metro Alliance

“The RSSI Arboriculture Team did a great job in completing the job safely and efficiently as planned. The feedback from my site supervisor was very good, he said that all exclusion zone were enforced and adhered to and appropriate PPE was used for the task. ”

Ameer Ibrahim – Senior Project Manager for Colas

“The De-Veg works that the Arboriculture team undertook was to a very high standard, the site looks 100% better and everybody my end is really happy with the service you provided. ”

Jamie Gibbons – Site Manager for S&C Alliance

“I have had a good walk along the fence line and I am very happy with the work carried out. All the over hanging trees and Limbs have been removed. Very good work. ”

Mike Gibson – Terminal Manager for Associated British Ports

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  • Track Warning Services
  • Welding
  • Signalling Services
  • Resource & Recruitment
  • Recruitment
  • Construction & Civils
  • Magnetic Track Safety Solutions
  • Track Access & Lighting
  • Vegetation Management
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