SIA Approved Contractor
Vital Rail Security holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of security guarding services.
Member of the Rail Alliance
Vital Rail are members of The Rail Alliance, providing business to business networking organisation for the rail industry.
Spanning all aspects of the railway sector and its supporting industries, The Rail Alliance embraces both current and aspirational involvment providing networking, collaboration, and innovation opportunities with suppliers and customers.
Vital is a certified member of the Institute of Rail Welding.
Vital is a registered member of the Rail Industry Contractors Association.
Link Up Approved
Link-up is the UK rail industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers that are shared by the UK rail industry. Vital Rail is one of those suppliers.
Vital Rail HSE
Health, Safety and Environment
At Vital Rail we are proud of our safety achievements, and are committed to continuously improving our safety performance. We have clearly defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Health and Safety which are aligned with UK rail industry standards; these are monitored, reported on and reviewed with senior management on a monthly basis.
KPIs include non-lost time injury rate, lost time injury rate, RIDDOR, Fatality Weighted Index (FWI), near-miss reporting and accident frequency rates with challenging targets set for each element.
All Vital staff receive health and safety training relevant to the work they are to undertake, and all managers have their health and safety responsibilities clearly defined. A Health and Safety Handbook has been produced and issued to all operatives and is also available at all client sites. Training requirements are regularly reviewed with training plans developed to maintain a high level of competence and understanding.
Vital Rail can produce health and safety plans, risk assessments, method statements and RIMINI plans for every work scenario.
We also take pride in our environmental responsibility and as such have developed an Aspects and Impacts Register which monitors our performance as we strive for continuous improvement.
In-house Environmental Awareness briefings are conducted to increase staff understanding, knowledge and responsibility.
Continued improvement in all aspects of Health, Safety and the Environment is being achieved by creating a culture of ‘safety first’, and the concept that everyone owns health and safety. This includes using near-miss reporting as a frontline tool in the fight against accident prevention.
Vital maintains ISO9001:2008 accreditation in accordance with ISOQAR quality standards.