Improvement notices 2022

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This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2022.

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

Notice issued to First Greater Western Limited on 22 December 2022

  • Issue date: 22 December 2022
  • Compliance date: 30 March 2023
  • Status: Open
  • Public register ID: I/RJB/22122022/WAHR

Description: 

This is because they have failed to take suitable and sufficient measures to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, persons falling a distance liable to cause injury when train drivers are accessing and egressing train cabs over the open side inspection pits in the Main Shed at the stopping points on A, B, C and D Roads.

Notice issued to London Underground Limited on 21 December 2022

  • Issue date: 22 December 2022
  • Compliance date: 21 February 2023
  • Status: Open
  • Public register ID: IN/EG/20221221/01

Description: 

This is because they have failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of their employees and persons not in their employment who may be affected thereby on Metropolitan line MD 2 Rickmansworth to Amersham track patrol by failing to provide a system of work that is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe.

Notice issued to Blackpool Transport Services Limited on 5 December 2022

  • Issue date: 5 December 2022
  • Compliance date: 30 January 2023
  • Status: Open
  • Public register ID: I/LS-051222-1

Description: 

This is because they have not carried out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to health arising from work with substances hazardous to health to persons in their employment and have not undertaken the steps that need to be taken to ensure that those risks are either prevented or where this is not reasonably practicable adequately controlled.

Notice issued to Blackpool Transport Services Limited on 5 December 2022

  • Issue date: 5 December 2022
  • Compliance date: 30 January 2023
  • Status: Open
  • Public register ID: I/LS-051222-2

Description:

This is because they have not carried out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks arising from work activities which employees are exposed to whilst they are at work.

Notice issued to Channel Tunnel Group Limited on 10 August 2022

  • Issued date: 10 August 2022
  • Compliance date: 31 December 2022
  • Status: Complied  
  • Public register ID: I/ABC/ET/01/22

Description: 

This is because they do not have effective arrangements to ensure the review of risk assessments is undertaken when there is reason to suspect that they are no longer valid; or where there has been a significant change in the matters to which they relate; and to ensure the effective control, monitoring and review of any changes to protective and preventive measures that need to be taken to ensure the safe operation of their transport system.

Notice issued to France Manche SA on 10 August 2022

  • Issued date: 10 August 2022
  • Compliance date: 31 December 2022
  • Status: Complied
  • Public register ID: I/ABC/ET/02/22

Description:

This is because they do not have effective arrangements to ensure the review of risk assessments is undertaken when there is reason to suspect that they are no longer valid; or where there has been a significant change in the matters to which they relate; and to ensure the effective control, monitoring and review of any changes to protective and preventive measures that need to be taken to ensure the safe operation of their transport system.

Notice issued to Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Company on 5 August 2022

  • Issued date: 5 August 2022
  • Compliance date: 16 September 2022
  • Status: Complied
  • Public register ID: I/20220805/SDB/01

Description: 

The notice was served following a recent incident whereby an unbraked carriage ran away and collided with a train and requires the duty-holder to ensure reasonably practicable measures are taken to ensure unbraked vehicles are suitably secure. They have not ensured, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not employed by the organisation are not exposed to risks to their safety, as they have not taken sufficient precautions to ensure unbraked railway vehicles are suitably secured when not in use and are therefore unable to runaway resulting in the risk of a collision.

Notice issued to Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd on 29 July 2022 

  • Issue date: 29 July 2022
  • Compliance date: 30 September 2022
  • Status: Complied
  • Public register ID: I/SD/290722/01

Description: 

Network Rail has failed to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees, including the level crossing attendants who are required to implement road closures of the A5132 Egginton Road to enable trains to pass over the road. 

Notice issued to Govia Thameslink Railway Limited on 17 May 2022 

  • Issue date: 17 May 2022
  • Compliance date: 17 August 2022
  • Status: Complied
  • Public register ID: I/17052022LO

Description: 

They have failed to provide adequate welfare facilities and arrangements for Driver’s and Conductor’s operating Class 313 trains, between Brighton Station and West Worthing Station. This includes toilets and the adequate time to access them. Therefore, as an employer they have failed to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the welfare of their employees whilst they are at work.

Notice issued to Dyer and Butler Limited on 10 February 2022 

  • Issue date: 10 February 2022
  • Compliance date: 7 March 2022 
  • Status: Complied
  • Public register ID: BS100222/01

Description: 

Dyer and Butler Ltd have failed to plan, manage, and monitor the construction phase and co-ordinate work to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, construction work undertaken by rail power and construction (RPC) workers is carried out without risks to health and safety of themselves or others (including members of public). They have therefore failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, persons not in their employment are not thereby exposed to risk their safety.