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Safety Hatching at Thirsk Railway Station

24th May 2016by galinar84News

With fast-moving trains and open platforms, safety is extremely important at railway stations. Riggotts are thrilled to have completed a new safety project for returning clients NG Bailey at Thirsk Railway Station, located on the outskirts of a small village named Carlton Miniott. The station, which opened in 1841, is run by First TransPennine Express and provides rail service to destinations including Middlesbrough, York, Leeds and London.

Riggotts team member Max Stasans painted bright yellow hatching along the length of the platform using one pack epoxy. This yellow hatching will alert rail customers of the platform’s edge and serve as a visual cue for safe standing distance when trains approach.

Max is a true credit to the Riggotts team. Originally from Latvia, he only spoke basic English when he started work at Riggotts in March 2015. Since then, his command of the English language has improved tremendously. He’s taken all of his safety and skills exams in English and has passed with flying colours. His qualifications now include CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), Network Rail Qualification, ADR Driver Training, CITB Site Safety Plus, Petrol Safety Passport, and Riggotts’ internal health & safety training. This week, Max will complete his Site Safety Supervisor Training Scheme and is currently working towards his NVQ Level 2 in Road Building. We’re proud to have a hardworking and committed team member like Max, and we’re excited to help his career grow.

At Riggotts, our team members are our family. Without passion and dedication from employees like Max, we wouldn’t be able to complete jobs to the highest standard, nor would we be the first choice, time and time again, for esteemed clients such as NG Bailey.

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