Health and safety

"The only regret I have is not volunteering for Samaritans sooner"

18 January 2021
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Speaking on the latest Rail and Road Pod; Samaritans, Office of Rail and Road and Network Rail, encourage those in the rail industry to reach out to someone they care about over a virtual cuppa and get involved in the industry’s Million Hour Challenge.

£135,000 fine for Network Rail following ORR investigation into electrocution

16 December 2020
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Following an Office of Rail and Road (ORR) investigation, Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has prosecuted Network Rail, who were fined £135,000 by Edinburgh Sheriff Court, for failing to maintain and improve the railway fencing near Musselburgh, East Lothian which left a 13-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Exclusions from mainline railway requirements

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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).

Responses to RAIB reports 2020

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Our responses to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) in relation to their recommendations published in 2020.

Entities in charge of maintenance

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This page gives an overview of the requirements for a person or organisation responsible for the maintenance of rail vehicles (known as an entity in charge of maintenance).

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.