Improvement notices 2021

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This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2021.

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

Company and notice number Brief description Issue date Compliance date Result

The Chiltern Railway Company Limited

I/08102021LO2

This is because Chiltern failed to produce a written scheme of control for the control of legionella. Chiltern also failed to undertake a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks from legionella bacteria. 08 October 2021 03 January 2022 Open

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Enterprises PLC

I/SJT/07/10/2021

This is because NYMR could not demonstrate that all footplate personnel were competent in their duties for operation both on NYMR owned infrastructure but also those driving on the Esk Valley Line. 07 October 2021 31 January 2022 Open

Govia Thameslink Railway

I/DCB/07092021/01

The notice was served as GTR have failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that on their Class 171, 377, 387 and 700 trains which have toilet and handwashing facilities, there is no effective written scheme of controls to prevent exposure to Legionella. Consequently, they have failed to ensure the cleanliness of their non potable water systems, and the water within them, which may contain Legionella, a substance hazardous to health. Therefore the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria to both their staff, and persons not employed by them, has not been prevented or adequately controlled. 07 September 2021 03 December 2021 Open

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

IN/SR/20/08/2021

The notice was served as Network Rail have failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable and to the extent necessary for safety, for example through installation of permanent fencing to a suitable standard, that unauthorised access to the main line railway infrastructure northwards from the northern end of the Dee Viaduct (Structure 133/392) for approximately one mile is prevented. 20 August 2021 13 December 2021 Open

Network Rail Infrastructure limited

I/DTHM/20210729/02

The notice, regarding their system for 'proving dead' before work commences, was served as NRIL are not taking suitable precautions to prevent injury to persons engaged in work activity under their control on, or so near, live conductors that danger may arise. 29 July 2021 16 January 2021 Open

Network Rail Infrastructure limited

I/DTHM/20210729/01

The notice, regarding their demarcation of isolation sites, was served as NRIL are not taking suitable precautions to prevent injury to persons engaged in work activity under their control on, or so near, live conductors that danger may arise. 29 July 2021 16 January 2021 Open

L&W Contractors Limited

I/N20210514/ABC/02

L&W Contractors Limited do not have adequate systems in place to ensure that rail ballast brush machines are maintained in good repair and inspected at suitable intervals (with records kept). 14 May 2021 31 August 2021 Complied

Chiltern Railways

I/BS020321/01

The Driver management arrangements at the Marylebone Driver Depot are inadequate and the Driver Management Team have insufficient competence, information and resource to ensure effective arrangements for managing competence of drivers within their control.

2 March 2021

9 June 2021 Complied

Transport for Wales Rail LTD

I/KAG20210208

Transport for Wales Rail Ltd 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. 8 February 2021 30 December 2021 Open

South Western Railway

I/KB19012021

South Western Railway have failed to provide adequate instruction and supervision to ensure the safety of staff at Wimbledon Train Care Depot.

19 January 2021

19 April 2021

Complied