At CIRAS we are continuing to help our member community during the pandemic. 

If you are a frontline worker, we’re still here to listen to your worries about health, safety and wellbeing, in complete confidence.

If you’re a health and safety professional, we’re sharing intelligence on the CIRAS reporting themes, good practice from across our member community, and some resources developed by RSSB. We’ll update these pages from time to time, so please check in and see what’s new. 

Please contact us and let us know if there is any other way in which we can help you at enquiries@ciras.org.uk or get in touch with your stakeholder manager. 

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For frontline staff

Reporting your health and safety concerns

Our hotline was very busy with people raising concerns about Covid-19 earlier in the year. You can see the most common themes of early Covid-19 concerns on our blog and infographic.

Raise a concern online

Looking after your mental wellbeing

It’s important to look after your mental wellbeing during this challenging time. A.D.V.I.C.E. has published some useful practical tips on how.

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For CIRAS members

Covid-19 poster

We have created an A4 poster that reminds staff they can still come to CIRAS during the current pandemic and we will listen to their concerns in confidence. The poster includes examples of some of the common reporting themes emerging since the crisis began. Members can download it from our members’ portal.

'Sharing good practice'  member event reports 

'Life after lockdown' 

In June and July 2020, we ran a series of hour-long online rep events to enable CIRAS members to share insights and good practice in preparing for life after lockdown. The online events featured speakers from across our membership. Attendees were able to:

  • hear from health and safety experts what they are doing to prepare
  • pick up ideas which may benefit your business
  • share your own learning and insights
  • ask questions and get answer

Find out more about the discussions by reading our article.  If you're a CIRAS member, you can also view the full recording and slides on the member portal.   

'Sharing good practice in responding to Covid-19'

Around 40 participants attended our webinar on 30 April, where we shared some great stories of how CIRAS members are working to keep their staff and customers safe and well. Many examples of good practice are commonly implemented – but there are also innovative ideas to spark fresh thinking.

We shared good practice within two main themes: avoiding infection and supporting mental wellbeing. We looked at ways members are implementing social distancing in depots, on work sites and travelling to and from work at a time when many transport workers are keeping the country running.

With many people now working in unfamiliar ways, working from home for the first time or dealing with the uncertainty of being furloughed, we also discovered how members are using practical and innovative ideas to support the mental wellbeing of their staff.

Find out more about the discussions by reading our article.  If you're a CIRAS member, you can also view the full recording and slides on the member portal.   

if you need a reminder of your login details.Please contact us on enquiries@ciras.org.uk

Sharing good practice with us

Please tell us what you’re doing to respond to Covid-19 guidance in your business and keep your colleagues and passengers safe. We’ll share examples with our wider community to help everyone benefit from the great work that’s going on around the country.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CIRASCOVID19

Industry resources

Our parent company, RSSB, has been creating some useful resources to help transport companies deal with common issues arising from Covid-19 and adapt to new challenges as transport services increase and the lockdown is easedSome of these are for RSSB members only but others are freely available.

Other resources