Imagine a colossal coastal chemical company that has been dominating the market for the past three decades, experiencing tremendous growth. As the company expanded, it constructed its own internal railroad network to facilitate the delivery of raw materials and finished products to its customers. With an unyielding commitment to the well-being of its employees and business operations, the Client recognized the need for a comprehensive rail safety program. Thus, they set out to create and execute a formalized rail safety plan, ensuring the highest levels of safety standards.
PLG Consulting’s unrivaled expertise in the chemicals, distribution, and rail industries was the driving force behind the Client’s decision to entrust us with a comprehensive examination of their operations. With a thorough understanding of the unique challenges and complexities of these industries, PLG consultants meticulously analyzed every aspect of the Client’s operations from the ground up. The recommendations were geared towards optimizing engineering and operating practices to achieve maximum efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance safety. To ensure the successful implementation of these recommendations, PLG provided comprehensive standardized training and testing programs to all rail employees, equipping the Client with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their roles.
The complete assessment of the inbound and outbound railcar safety and training operations included:
- Review and update of all operating procedures
- Development of standardized training and testing for all new rail employees
- Build out of a development refresher training course for tenured employees
- Delivery of training to employees via “train-the-trainer” mentoring
Through PLG’s collaboration with the Client’s team, we were able to: