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Claritas Awarded Network Rail Contract

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National Contract for West Yorkshire IT Supremo Network Rail awards Claritas Solutions £200,000 contract for HSE Enhancements

Enhanced Health and Safety Guidelines for asbestos risk management have resulted in a new contract from Network Rail for Claritas, the independent IT solutions company, based in Bramham, West Yorkshire. This contract amounts to a significant £200,000. The 8 year working relationship with the National rail company has, to date, racked up over £1.5M worth of IT systems for Claritas.

Claritas is developing further IT processes around its existing Network Rail Asbestos Risk Management System to produce a new procedure which will fully comply with the latest changes to the original directives.

The Asbestos Risk Management System was created initially 8 years ago in answer to a requirement for the Network Rail office at York, to record the amount of asbestos inherent in both site and property. Network Rail then appointed Claritas to roll out this programme throughout its estate, confident it was competent to handle this all embracing task. This application has now been widely adopted and employed by over 1800 users ranging from internal Network Rail employees, external contractors and train operating companies. This specially developed programme provides for quick assessment of where and how much asbestos, if any, is in a certain area. It also guarantees best practice together with significant time saving management reporting.

Network Rail has extensively used this application and Claritas is currently implementing major enhancements to it to include new processes around asbestos monitoring and a new procedure based on new HSG227 guidelines prescribed by Health and Safety Executive.

The original Asbestos Risk Management application was completed to such a high standard and within the limited time scale required, that it has became fundamental to our wider business. It also established and secured a strong and trusted partnership that continues to this day. I am confident that this new application extension will be similarly appreciated.

Barnaby Jagger, Project Manager, Network Rail

We are extremely proud of our long association with Network Rail, and conscious of how important our programmes are to its structure throughout the UK.

Kevin Edwards, Sales Director, Claritas Solutions Ltd

This special relationship and “Preferred Partner” status is due to the highly specialised team from Claritas and in particular with Architect Solutions Expert, Gaurav Joshi, who has been with Claritas for 5 years. Gaurav creates each programme from the ground up, with his exacting skills and total understanding of what NR need. The programmes he has created are very much in evidence today and used throughout the Network Rail estate and its suppliers.

Network Rail operate, maintain and develop Britain’s entire rail infrastructure including tracks, signalling system, rail bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations, with 40,000 employees.