Health and safety guidance

Railway guidance documents

1 December 2022
We produce internal instructions and guidance in the form of railway guidance documents.

Principles for railway health and safety

22 April 2022
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


7 February 2022
An overview of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (EARR).

Working patterns - fatigue

15 December 2021
This page outlines why the rail industry needs to take staff fatigue seriously, and provides links to some key guidance.

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.