Places remaining on our November rep events  

There are still places left on all our CIRAS rep induction events in November, and a few places left for the learning eventFatigue management: getting the balance right’ in Edinburgh and Milton Keynes. Visit our members’ portal to find out more about the events and register. If you’re keen to join us for a learning event at one of the ‘sold out’ venues, email us at enquiries@ciras.org.uk and we can place you on a waiting listIf you can’t attend, well make all materials available afterwards on the members’ portal and write a report on the events for the December edition of Membership Matters.

6 November  

CIRAS Offices, The Helicon, London 

7 November 

Gogar Depot, Edinburgh Trams, Edinburgh 

13 November 

Stoke Gifford Depot, Great Western Railway, Bristol  

19 November 

CIRAS Offices, The Helicon, London 

20 November 

Jacobs UK, Manchester 

21 November 

Network Rail, Milton Keynes  

To find out more about the events and register, visit the CIRAS members' portal. If you don’t have your login details contact us at enquiries@ciras.org.uk.

Heads up on membership renewal process 

Earlier this month we sent all CIRAS reps an email asking you to confirm who your finance contact will be for renewing your membership next year. If you haven’t already, please double check and confirm your finance contact with us. This prevents us sending your invoice to the wrong place – which can delay your renewal. The diagram below sets out the renewal timeline. We’ll confirm your levy before Christmas and send out your invoice in January. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process, by email and through Membership Matters.

If you have any questions about the renewal process, email us on ciras.finance@ciras.org.uk.

Your frontline matters! 

Do you distribute copies of Frontline Matters to your staff? It’s CIRAS’ newsletter for frontline staff. As your eyes and ears on the ground, they are responsible for over 80% of all reports to CIRAS. We ask all our CIRAS reps to ensure that everyone in their organisation who can use CIRAS has the chance to see Frontline Matters when we send it out every quarter. All reps receive it by email and we encourage you to distribute it electronically as widely as you can.  

Many frontline staff don’t have access to electronic devices, or simply prefer a hard copy. Please let us know if you would like any hard copies for staff to refer to in mess rooms, depots etc. We can send them directly to you and/or to other locations of your choice. If you already get hard copies, are they going to all the right places? If you want to check where your hard copies are going, or place an order for hard copies, contact us at editor@ciras.org.uk

Your view matters! 

As a member organisation, we believe it’s crucial to keep our finger on the pulse of what you, our members, need from us so that we can improve our service and the value of membership. Thanks to all of you who have completed our scorecards in the past – your feedback has been truly invaluable. We’ll be emailing our annual survey to all CIRAS reps in November. Once again, we’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete it. We’ll make sure to share the feedback with you along with what we plan to do with it. Thank you!