Health and safety law

Exclusions from mainline railway requirements

16 December 2020
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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).

Making ROGS work for industry

23 November 2020
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The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 – also commonly known as ROGS – are set of rules that provide the regulatory regime for rail safety, including the mainline railway, metros (including London Underground), tramways, light rail and heritage railways.

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

15 March 2016
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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

Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997

14 January 2014
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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

Safety approvals under orders and private acts

14 January 2014
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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

14 January 2014
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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.

Criminal behaviour

14 January 2014
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We have a role in ensuring that Network Rail and rail operators do all that is reasonably practicable to manage the risk of crime.