Improvement notices 2020

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This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2020. 

Copies of the notices can be found on our public register.

Company and notice number Brief description Issue date Compliance Date Result

London Underground Limited

I/ DNPL/20201029/01

This notice was served as London Underground Limited failed to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the safety of any persons who may fall into the gap between the platform and train at platform 3, for the purpose of identifying the measures needed to ensure the safe operation of the Bakerloo line at Waterloo station and implementing the identified measures. London Underground Limited also failed to record the assessment process undertaken and the significant findings of the assessment. They failed to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety of persons not in their employment at the platform train interface of platform 3 of the Bakerloo line at Waterloo Underground Station. 29 October 2020 15 December 2020 Open

Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Limited

I/ SJS/20201023/GCRN/01

This notice was served as Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Limited have not established a safety management system in relation to the examination, maintenance and repair of structures on their railway infrastructure such as the bridges and Barnstone tunnel as there is no element of their safety management system which specifies the arrangements for structures examination, fault management, repair or maintenance. 23 October 2020 29 January 2021 Open
South Western Railway

I/ JGT20201014
This notice was served as South Western Railway failed to provide boarding aids for passengers using wheelchairs who wish to board or alight at Liphook station.  14 October 2020 1 May 2021 Open

West Coast Railway Company Ltd

I/ KB13102020

This notice was served as West Coast Railway Company Ltd have failed to make a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the risks arising to their employees and members of the public namely train passengers at York station and are therefore exposing them to risks to their safety, namely from being injured whilst undertaking train dispatch duties. 13 October 2020 13 December 2020 Open
Pre Metro Operations Limited

I/BS220620/01
This notice was served as Pre Metro Operations Limited have failed to conduct a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees when boarding class 139 trains from and alighting class 139 trains to ground level, for the purpose of operating the ground frame points at Stourbridge Junction. 22 June 2020 9 December 2020 Open
East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited

I/SJT/19/06/2020/1
This notice was served as East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited, so far as is reasonably practicable, have not ensured, where and to the extent necessary for safety, that unauthorised access to the railway infrastructure is prevented in that there are sections of line including Bury to Heywood where unauthorised access is being obtained. 19 June 2020 19 September 2020 Complied

Rail Operations Group Ltd

I/KPD1/04/2020

The notice was served as Rail Operations Group Ltd have failed to provide such information, instruction and training, to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that employees are in a position to plan, prepare and operate locomotive-hauled trains compromising of un-braked vehicles, such that their employees and persons not in their employment are not exposed to risks to their safety. 28 April 2020 31 August 2020 Complied

Bodmin and Wenford Railway PLC

I/20200317/ABC/01

The notice was served as Bodmin and Wenford Railway PLC have not made a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk created to the health of their employees at work, in the woodworking workshop and of the steps that need to be taken, to meet the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, as amended. 18 March 2020 30 September 2020 Complied
Keolis Amey Operations / Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited

I/RJB04032020CMS
This notice was served as Keolis Amey Operations / Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited were unable to demonstrate they have given effect to arrangements, as are appropriate for the effective control and review measures, in relation to the competence and fitness management of conductors. There is no suitable task based risk assessment for the role of conductor and the competence development procedure is insufficient for managing poor performance. 05 March 2020 30 March 2021 Open
Keolis Amey Operations / Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited

I/RJB04032020TDRA
This notice was served as Keolis Amey Operations / Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited have failed to make suitable and sufficient Train Dispatch Risk Assessments (TDRAs) of the platforms in operational use at the unmanned stations that they manage and operate, for the purpose of identifying and implementing measures needed to ensure the safe operation of trains at these stations. 05 March 2020

30 December 2020

Open
West Midland Trains Limited

I/BS050320/01
This notice was served as West Midland Trains Limited have failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of employees and non-employees (others with cause to be on site who are not in their employment) when boarding and alighting from trains at the North end ‘stop and await’ boards on Roads 13, 14 and 15. 05 March 2020 14 May 2020 Complied
Amey Rail Ltd

I/MM240220
This notice was served as Amey Rail Ltd have not ensured, so far as is reasonably practical, that construction work is carried out without risks to safety. Specifically, the system for planning work on or near 25kV AC line electrification equipment allows work activities which have not been thoroughly reviewed by a competent person to be carried out. As a result employees, or others, may work on or near live equipment. 24 February 2020 21 March 2020 Complied
GB Railfreight Ltd

I/KPD1/01/2020                    
This notice was served as Amey Rail Ltd have not ensured, so far as is reasonably practical, that construction work is carried out without risks to safety. Specifically, the system for planning work on or near 25kV AC line electrification equipment allows work activities which have not been thoroughly reviewed by a competent person to be carried out. As a result employees, or others, may work on or near live equipment. 29 January 2020       01 May 2020 Complied