Date:                  15 June 2023


Emma Porter, Managing Director, Story Rail

John Cahill Story Plant Assurance Manager, Story Rail

John Burns, Technical Training Manager, Story Rail

Members were privileged to have been invited to visit Story Rail’s railway construction project training facility in Carlisle. Story Contracting Ltd’s multi-disciplined rail team provides design and build expertise for railway property, track, geotechnical  and drainage railway projects throughout the UK.

John Cahill and John Burns gave members an insight into the rigorous safety training given to Story’s railway construction workers before they are permitted to work on major railway engineering projects across the UK. The visit began with a presentation that gave an overview of Story’s health and safety management system and procedures. This was followed by a tour of Story’s test track training facilities with an opportunity to see large, technical rail mounted plant and machinery from close proximity, and a tour of Story’s impressive on-site plant maintenance and refurbishment facility.

This was a worthwhile works visit that gave members an insight into how effective health and safety management can lead to more efficient and safer ways of working in complex and potentially dangerous working environments.

A summary of the meeting can be found here: 15 June 2023 ID Works visit to Story Rail Training Centre and Plant Maintenance Depot

Works visit to Story Rail’s construction project training facility, Carlisle