Offshore workers scheme a success

Offshore workers scheme a success

Published: Monday, 11 May

  • Increase in unsavoury incidents in Scotland by offshore workers travelling on trains led to new scheme.
  • Officers, trade unions and train operators reminded employees to be fit to travel and conduct themselves in an acceptable way.
  • Conduct of passengers from the offshore industry sees significant improvement from officers.
  • Officers travelled on 350 trains to monitor more than 2,000 workers on services from as far as Newcastle.
Offshore worker scheme

“There's no doubt that the conduct of those from the offshore industry using the rail network has noticeably improved since the joint problem solving plan commenced last year. It is pleasing that the warnings issued by BTP and the train operators appear, in the main, to have been heeded.”
Sergeant Ashley Forbes

“The vast majority of our services to and from Aberdeen operate without any issues. However, we fully support the efforts of BTP and RMT to reduce the small number of incidents that do occur. Ensuring the safety and security of our customers and staff, and that our passengers have a comfortable journey, is of great importance to us. We welcome the results of this joint initiative to help achieve this."
David Lister, Sustainability and Safety Assurance Director, ScotRail

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