Health and safety law

Exclusions from mainline railway requirements

16 August 2023
This page sets out what rail systems are excluded from the mainline railway requirements of the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (ROGS).


22 May 2023
An overview of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (EARR).

Railway Safety Regulations 1999

10 March 2023
Update and changes to Railway Safety Regulations 1999 guidance on Mark 1 type rolling stock and hinged door rolling stock.

Entities in charge of maintenance

12 December 2022
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.

Safety critical work

28 November 2022
This page details the legal requirements for safety-critical workers carrying out safety-critical tasks.

Health and safety laws

11 August 2022
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.


16 February 2022
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.