People or organisations responsible for the maintenance of rail vehicles on the mainline railway are known as Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECMs). This page gives an overview of the requirements for ECMs. It has been updated to reflect the legislative requirements following the UK’s exit from the EU.
This section gives an overview of the main rail-specific legislation that we enforce using health and safety powers under the Health and Safety and Work etc. Act 1974. As the health and safety regulator for the rail industry, we deliver advice and enforcement to help ensure the safety of both passengers and workers. As well as being required to comply with the rail-specific legislation below, rail
The regulatory requirements for managing safety on the railways, tramways and other guided transport systems. This page details who needs to comply and what they must do to meet minimum standards in Great Britain.