Dr Richard Peters provides assurance to the Board, the company as a whole, the wider GB rail industry and regulators on all occupational health, wellbeing and ergonomic (OHWE) matters. He works closely with both workforce and passenger safety teams to ensure a collaborative approach to the management of health and safety. He define the strategic OHWE vision and leadership across the business, directing the implementation of recognised OHWE and safety programmes within the organisation to achieve compliance to statutory legislation, thereby reducing work related injury and associated ill health. He is a member of the Quality Health Safety Environment executive team and is recognised as a key safety post forming part of the Safety Technical and Engineering directorate.
Since starting in post , on 1st Feburary 2017, Dr Peters has managed to increase the visility of OHWE across the business to support the vision of ‘Everyone Fit for the Future’. With Network Rail having entered a new Control Period (2019-2024), a new OHWE strategy has now been published to support business requirements and a devolving organisation.
The CP6 ‘Back to Basics ‘ Occupational Health and Wellbeing strategy focuses on 5 core areas:
The CP6 Ergonomic strategy focusses on:
With exciting times ahead, Dr Peters looks forward to the implementation of the key elements of the two strategies.
Network Rail’s Health and Wellbeing resources and information
can be found on
Safety Central *