Health and safety law

Train driving licences and certificates

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We've created a range of guides to explain the different responsibilities within the Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations 2010 (TDLCR). Together these guides provide comprehensive information on all aspects of the TDLCR.

EARR

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

Comments invited on Railway Safety Regulations 1999 exemption application – train protection arrangements for running of Crossrail trains between Paddington and Heathrow Airport Junction

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Date published: 2 September 2015 Closing date: 27 October 2015 We invited comments on an exemption application we received from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited in association with Crossrail Limited and MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited concerning the train protection arrangements for the running of Class 345 Crossrail passenger trains between Paddington and Heathrow Tunnel Junction. The

Common safety method for supervision

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This page gives an overview of the common safety method (CSM) for supervision, which has been adopted and published by the European Commission. Common safety methods are developed by the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to support the single market in the rail sector. European Commission Regulation (EU) 1077/2012 (the CSM for supervision) started to apply from 7

Common safety method for monitoring

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This page gives an overview of the common safety method (CSM) for monitoring, which has been adopted and published by the European Commission. Common safety methods are developed by the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to support the single market in the rail sector. European Commission Regulation 1078/2012 (the CSM for monitoring) started to apply from 7 June

Common safety method for conformity assessment (safety authorisations)

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This page gives an overview of the common safety method (CSM) for conformity assessment (safety authorisations), which has been adopted and published by the European Commission. Common safety methods are developed by the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to support the single market in the rail sector. European Commission Regulation (EU) 1169/2010 (the CSM for

Common safety method for conformity assessment (safety certificates)

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This page gives an overview of the common safety method (CSM) for conformity assessment (safety certificates), which has been adopted and published by the European Commission. Common safety methods are developed by the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) to support the single market in the rail sector. European Commission Regulation (EU) 1158/2010 (the CSM for

Common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment

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This page gives an overview of the common safety method (CSM) for risk evaluation and assessment (CSM RA). Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 402/2013 (the Regulation on a common safety method (CSM) for risk evaluation and assessment (or 'the CSM RA')) came into force on 30 April 2013. It is a framework that describes a common mandatory European risk management process for the rail industry

Railway Safety Regulations 1999

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Explains the application of the Railway Safety Regulations 1999. The Railway Safety Regulations 1999 (RSR 99) required the installation of a form of train protection on the railway, and the staged withdrawal of Mark I rolling stock and of rolling stock with hinged doors without central locking. The RSR 99 were introduced to deal with safety risks highlighted by a series of accidents from trains