Supporting the Rail industry – REF 2021 Preview

Mon 18/10/2021 - 12:38

Our annual Railway Environmental Forum (REF), is around the corner once again, with just over a month to go.

We’re looking forward to welcoming delegates to discuss a range of health and safety-related topics, including Legionella, Asbestos, environmental noise and COVID-19.

This year’s REF is being held at the BMA House, London, on Thursday 18 November. Lunch is included, with refreshments also provided throughout the day.

If it’s your first time attending the REF, Nicola Atkinson, SOCOTEC’s rail account manager, explains more about what you can expect from the event.

“SOCOTEC will be welcoming discussions in an open environment, encouraging the sharing of knowledge among people who are in similar situations,” said Nicola. “Those in attendance are typically facilities managers, safety managers and environmental standards managers.

“By setting aside a day to share our knowledge and expertise with key members of the rail industry, delegates can get to grips with some of the really important details that will naturally occur in any rail-based role. We look forward to networking with rail delegates from across the country, equipping them with the knowledge and expertise they need to remain safe and compliant with environmental legislation.”

A full itinerary for the REF can be found below:

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome

10:10 – 10:40 Silica dust, Sanding and its COSHH implications

10:40 – 11:10 Asbestos

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 – 12:00 Environmental Noise

12:00 – 12:30 Sustainability

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 COVID-19 and its impacts on the rail sector

14:30 – 14:35 Close.

Not coming to the REF?

Take a look at some of our previous articles that may be useful, including our recent Hot Topic on the updates to the HSG248 Asbestos Analyst’s Guide.

Still need to sign up?

If you have not yet had the chance to register for the REF, please email forum.uk@socotec.com with your name and contact details.

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