Health and safety


29 October 2021
The regulatory requirements for managing safety on the railways, tramways and other guided transport systems. This page details who needs to comply and what they must do to meet minimum standards in Great Britain.

ORR’s review of Light Rail Safety and Standards Board

18 October 2021
We have published the terms of reference for a review to assess that the LRSSB is on track with enabling the delivery of the relevant Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s Sandilands recommendations within the sector and to help set it on a firm footing as it evolves.

Safety critical work

16 September 2021
This page details the legal requirements for safety-critical workers carrying out safety-critical tasks.

ORR publishes interim report on Hitachi train cracks

9 September 2021
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today reports in its interim review that Hitachi’s Class 800 and 385 series trains were affected by stress corrosion and fatigue cracks. These resulted in a significant number of Class 800 trains being withdrawn from service in May.