16th May 2019

Knowledge Type

Case study Lessons learned report


, Network Rail Ltd

Major Project

Thameslink Programme

Of Interest To

Academia Consultants Contractors Leadership teams Operators Private sector clients Public sector clients SME

Time2Talk: Encouraging open and honest safety conversations


Having open and honest conversations about safety underpinned everything Thameslink Programme hoped to achieve.

Network Rail first introduced Safety Conversations as a way of encouraging managers to engage with their workforce about Health & Safety. They aimed to increase everyone’s understanding of where Health & Safety was being positively managed or where gaps existed, and improvements could be introduced. Thameslink Programme built on this strategy by expanding it to all staff regardless of their grade, re-naming it ‘Time2Talk’.