Health and safety investigation and enforcement powers


How we are informed when a serious incident occurs and how we work with other bodies in the railway to find out what has happened and why, and the range of our formal enforcement powers under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

How we investigate incidents

When an incident or accident occurs, we receive notifications in line with RIDDOR. 

Health and safety enforcement powers and policy

Our inspectors have a number of powers given to them by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Health and safety enforcement penalties

The maximum penalties available on conviction for health and safety offences.

Our health and safety enforcement action to date

Details of improvement notices and prohibition notices served by our inspectors.

Handling RAIB recommendations

Our role in handling recommendations from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

Sandilands tram incident

Details about the Sandilands incident on the Croydon Tramlink Network.