Dale Lyons, Director of Concrete Scotland – ExpLearn has run the first two Rail WorkX events for young people to learn how the railway track is formed. Pupils from The Braes High School and Larbert High School were on site at Almondell on the 26th & 27th constructing between 20 & 30 metres of track.
Their day started with looking at preparing an appropriate Risk Assessment and Method Statement for the work they were about to undertake. They then moved out to the work area and proceeded to construct the track bed using Terram fabric over the Blaes to control weeds.
to fishplate them together.
Joint initiatives are part of ESME’s commitment to involve the local community and to help the younger generation acquire practical engineering skills that will help them into the workplace.
Who knows, perhaps we will be inspiring the future railway builders?