Wellbeing as part of a safe working culture

TrackSAFE’s Hope Bertram is joined by Paralympian and Rail Safety Ambassador Vanessa Low about building resilience to cope with life’s ups and downs and maintaining a positive attitude. When Vanessa was 15, she accidentally fell from an overcrowded platform and into the path of an oncoming train. Vanessa lost both her legs in the accident.

The webinar will includes highlights of the TrackSAFE Foundation’s RAILRES App, designed for rail employees to build resilience and assist staff who might be exposed to stressful situations. TrackSAFE will also speak with Sandra Wilson-Ryke, Health Safety Quality Environment Director, Keolis Downer – Adelaide about Rail Res and useful tools to support our wellbeing.

Meet the Speakers

Vanessa Low lost both of her legs in a tragic train accident at the age of 15. She spend 2 weeks in a coma, 6 moths in hospital and underwent 9 surgeries, yet the toughest part of her journey was finding belief in herself and her abilities. Vanessa is a paralympic gold medallist and world record holder in the long jump. Today she is still the only above knee amputee, single or double, to have jumped over the 5 m mark. Vanesa is TrackSAFE’s Rail Safety Ambassador and is committed to raising community awareness of safety on and around rail.

Sandra Wilson-Ryke is Health Safety Quality Environment Director, Keolis Downer – Adelaide and is a keen advocate for mental health and wellbeing. Keolis Downer is a proudly a TrackSAFE corporate supporter.

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