Health and safety law

Safety critical work

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

Entities in charge of maintenance

8 November 2022
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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.

Health and safety laws

11 August 2022
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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

ROGS

16 February 2022
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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.

EARR

7 February 2022
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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).

Railway Safety Regulations 1999

30 July 2021
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Update and changes to Railway Safety Regulations 1999 guidance on Mark 1 type rolling stock and hinged door rolling stock.