Health and safety law

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

Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997

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Explains the application of the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997. The Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997 replaced a large number of old provisions, dating back as far as 1839. They created five new goal-setting duties to: prevent unauthorised access to the railway infrastructure (for example by means of lineside fencing); provide means of passenger

Interoperability

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Interoperability is a European Commission initiative to promote a single market in the rail sector.

European railway safety legislation

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This page sets out the railway safety legislation that applies across the European Union, either directly or by implementation through national laws and administrative arrangements. The Railway Safety Directive The first Railway Safety Directive 2004/49/EC (as amended) was brought into force to create a common European regulatory framework for railway operational safety, in particular the

Safety approvals under orders and private acts

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This page gives an overview of how we will process applications for safety-related approvals required under Transport and Works Act Orders, Light Railway Act Orders and Private Acts of Parliament. This guide describes how ORR will process applications for safety-related approvals required under Transport and Works Act Orders, Light Railway Act Orders and Private Acts of Parliament. The approval

Entities in charge of maintenance certificates issued by ORR

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This page contains a list of entities in charge of maintenance (ECM) certificates and links to the certificates issued by us up to 3 May 2018. Responsibility for the surveillance of these ECMs has now been transferred to other certification bodies.