Health and safety enforcement

Responses to RAIB reports 2018

6 April 2022
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Our responses to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) in relation to their recommendations published in 2018.

Prohibition notices

21 February 2022
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Our inspectors normally enforce health and safety standards by giving advice on how to comply with the law. Sometimes they must order people to make improvements by issuing them with a notice, for example a prohibition notice, which prohibits an activity until remedial action has been taken.

Responses to RAIB reports 2011

8 December 2021
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Our responses to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) in relation to their recommendations published in 2011.

£135,000 fine for Network Rail following ORR investigation into electrocution

16 December 2020
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Following an Office of Rail and Road (ORR) investigation, Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has prosecuted Network Rail, who were fined £135,000 by Edinburgh Sheriff Court, for failing to maintain and improve the railway fencing near Musselburgh, East Lothian which left a 13-year-old boy with serious injuries.