Network Rail’s compliance obligations

 Business Compliance The Network Rail Energy Management team is responsible for assuring that the business is carrying out its operations in an energy and carbon efficient manner.  This includes checks and balances to assure that standards, policy and legislative obligations are being correctly followed, and to provide appropriate guidance and advice so that business units […]

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Home Safe Plan – The Projects and Programmes

There are 21 projects and programmes within the Home Safe Plan (Integrated Safety Plan) that are designed to make a step change in the safety, health and wellbeing of our people. These are;   +36

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Weather Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation

Creating a railway that is safe and more resilient to the effects of weather, now and in the future. How does weather affect our assets? Weather is what can be observed over a short period of time, such as intense or prolonged rainfall, heatwaves, cold snaps, hurricanes and snow. For example, excessive rainfall can flood […]

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Health and Safety Legal Register

Network Rail has a register which contains all applicable Health and Safety Legislation  and how it applies to Network Rail. The latest update can be found in the attachments section. For Network Rail staff there is also a mobile application of the Health and Safety Legal (HSL) Register which is available on Network Rail mobile […]

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Energy and Carbon Management

‘To accelerate Network Rail’s Energy & Carbon commitments and governmental targets, a programme has been launched aiming to drive and support green initiatives across the organisation. These include the installation of smart metering at managed stations, developing and integrating reduced carbon design and renewables generation and storage.’ The efficient use of energy is critical to […]

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Designing for Low Whole-Life Carbon – Decarbonisation Programme Workstream 13

Content What is Decarbonisation Programme – Workstream 13? Carbon terminology explained Examples of capital carbon Examples of operational carbon Why is whole-life carbon reduction important to Network Rail? Promoting innovative carbon reduction (the Carbon Innovation Hopper) ______________________________________________________________________ 1.   What is Decarbonisation Programme Workstream 13? Workstream 13 (WS13) – ‘Designing for low whole-life carbon, low whole-life […]

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Terms and Conditions

Legal notice The terms and conditions below govern your viewing and use of this website which is owned and operated by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (Network Rail). Your use of this web site indicates your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you access the Network Rail web site you agree to […]

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Network Rail -Scotland June 2020 Leasons Learned (Safety Central)

The Scotland’s Railway Team provides powerful testimony on importance of safety

At 9am on November 14th 2019 three members of Network Rail staff had to jump out of the way of an approaching train travelling at 125mph on the West Coast mainline at Kirtlebridge in Dumfries and Galloway. Fortunately no one was injured and everyone went home safe that day. Following the near miss, a lessons learned workshop was carried out with the team involved in events that day. The team were really honest and transparent in sharing their experience and the emotional impact it had on them.

We are delighted to be able to share with you some of the comments and conversations from the team involved in the near miss which highlights the impact it had on them and the importance of always working safely.

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RSSB-Safety Critical Communication-Module-1-Foundation

Important notice:

No one is permitted to use the T1078 Safety Critical Communications training materials unless they are an RSSB member, or when undertaking training/briefing as instructed, on behalf of, or contracted by a member. The materials cannot be used for any other purpose including sharing or commercial use. Copying and rebranding is not allowed as the materials are subject to RSSB copyright. © Rail Safety and Standards Board Limited, 2016. All rights reserved.

Any clarifications or additional queries can be directed to enquirydesk@rssb.co.uk. This publication can also be accessed by authorised audiences, via the SPARK website: www.sparkrail.org.

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