Health and safety guidance

Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3)

1 April 2019
This document sets out the criteria we use to assess an organisation's ability to achieve excellence when controlling health and safety risks.

Fitness for work

12 December 2017
This guidance aims to bring together the key legal requirements associated with the management of fitness in the workplace.


14 August 2017
An overview of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (EARR).

Occupational health compliance and good practice

1 March 2017
As part of ORR's strategy to raise awareness on occupational health under our health programme, we will publicise recent cases where formal enforcement action has been taken to secure legal compliance.

Principles for railway health and safety

13 January 2017
We have produced 'Principles for health and safety on the railway' to help dutyholders understand how to meet our expectations for the high-level goals that should be achieved by the railway when complying with the health and safety legislation. It highlights the factors which should be addressed by anyone designing and putting into use new railways or rail vehicles, including major upgrades and