It is an undisputed fact that regular, meaningful conversations can make a difference in our industry and help our colleagues. This is why harm prevention charities – the TrackSAFE Foundation and R U OK?- teamed up in 2014 to create the annual initiative, Rail R U OK? Day, to encourage conversations between rail staff. Holland participated in the annual R U OK? Day on April 29, 2021. This year’s Rail R U OK? Day focused on helping everyone in the rail industry know what to say when a workmate says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can follow that train on thought and have a conversation that could change a life.

Holland supports Rail R U OK? Day because we believe if we take the time to have an R U OK? conversation with a colleague we’re worried about, we can help create a stronger, more resilient and safer workplace.

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Ben Haines, Director of Mobile Operations, Holland Rail Services Australia

You can get tips on how to start a conversation and what to say when someone says they’re not OK at The website also has a directory of national helplines if someone needs extra support.