Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|19 Mar 2020, 8:40 a.m.||Railways: Harassment||Lee Anderson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect train conductors from abuse and harassment in their work environment.
Answer (Chris Heaton-Harris)
The question of workplace safety and wellbeing is a matter for rail employers to address with their staff. However, the Department works with the British Transport Police (BTP), including on joint initiatives such as the secure stations scheme, to tackle crime on the railways in Great Britain.
As part of its work to tackle violent crime, BTP also undertakes activity to address violence against staff specifically and holds a work place violence group with industry representative to identify and share best practice on a national basis. This includes supporting the use of Body-Worn Video (BWV) by front line staff and establishing consistent conflict awareness training for staff.