Rail Control and Management: 7 Core Areas & Services

Posted by James on Apr 30, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In Services

Arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan once said "talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

At TXM Projects we understand how placing the right people together creates excellence for our clients. We’ve worked tirelessly over the years to build talented teams with intelligent leaders.

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Our teams are made up of multiple layers of competence and management. We focus on bringing together the right management team leaders, engineers and competency assessors that are not only great at what they do but also complement each other to deliver projects on time and on budget.

We don’t stand still and have looked to embrace new technology to enhance what we do. We’ve had a bespoke cloud-based project management system developed, to help support our projects and give 24/7 visibility to our clients on project progress, safety and cost.

Our ‘Control and Management’ sector is an integral member of our ‘Turnkey Solution’ family, helping to power our 360° approach to rolling stock services and maintenance. In this blog post we’ve listed (below) and briefly explained the 7 key areas our clients request information on regularly.

  1. Competency

  2. Health & Safety

  3. Materials

  4. Project

  5. Production

  6. Engineering

  7. Industrialisation

 

Let’s look at the list in detail:

1. Competency

TXM Projects have a full Competency Management System (CMS) to ensure every employee is suitably qualified and competent to perform their tasks by virtue of experience, qualification and/or training. Where appropriate training can include working to the National Occupational Standards for Rail Engineering with key focus on assessment, internal verification, fitness & fatigue.

 

2. Health & Safety

We recognise our responsibilities for health and safety and regard the promotion of good measures as a mutual objective for management & employees at all levels. We realise employees are the most important asset and endeavour to ensure the health and safety of all persons at all times. TXM Projects are committed to continually improving our health and safety performance by having robust well controlled policy and procedures. We conduct and record risk assessments in compliance with legal requirements. Our procedures are based on the widely recognised principal of “Five Steps to Risk Assessment” promoted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). We are certified to OHSAS 18001.

 

3. Materials

TXM Projects have a large variety of key suppliers to support the full range of activities and tasks we complete for our customers; some “Safety Critical” other “None Safety Critical”. All suppliers of Safety Critical products or services shall be assessed for compliance to Rail Group Standards (GMRT2450, Qualification of Suppliers of Safety Critical Engineering Product and Services) in accordance with the criteria of the supplier information questionnaire. The assessment is based around the supplier’s management system and quality performance, records of assessments and the approval scope to be maintained by us.

 

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4. Project

Our TXM Projects Quality Management System has achieved ISO9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification working to complete customer support on Project Management of Engineering support including upgrade, modifications & refurbishment programmes on the railway rolling stock.

 

5. Production

Our production process is a combination of various material inputs, engineering design, activities and completion of tasks to create the output required by our customers. We can work with fixed teams within the same location or flow vehicles through a flow-line critical path system with dedicated multifunction teams, focussing on repetitive tasks and working to a given takt time/drumbeat. 

 

6. Engineering

TXM Projects has an Engineering Director to oversee all elements of our business where a design or engineering process is required. We would outsource this package of work to several preferred design houses working together to achieve the required outcome.

 

7. Industrialisation

TXM Projects have regular industrialisation reviews of the level 5 plans. This allows the teams to review performance and make the changes necessary to improve output or balance the line, ensuring timely synchronised completion of all activities to the required output.

 

Final words from TXM Projects

It is an incredibly tough time for the rail industry and nation as a whole, luckily our administration team can work remotely to supply the key workers available to keep the nation's rolling stock on the move.

To find out more about TXM Projects' Control and Management services just Click Here to set up a digital meeting or call directly on our client hotline here 07741 666812