E&SD Tools & Templates

On this page you will find links to the Environment and Social Appraisal, the Environment and Social Management Plan, and good practice guidance notes.

Environment and Social Appraisal (ESA) Tool

The ESA tool should be used by Design, Construction and Maintenance teams to identify the environment and social risks and opportunities associated with railway works. This forms part of Network Rail’s GRIP Environment Products (EN1 – Environment and Social Appraisal).

Environment & Social Appraisal

Other GRIP Environment Products

EN3 Review and Acceptance Form, provides a mechanism for reviewing and accepting the Environment and Social Management Plan, including the Environment and Social Risk Assessment.

EN4 Inspection Checklist, provides a mechanism for completing Environment and Social inspections on site.

Other GRIP Products


Environment and Social Management Plan (ESMP) Template

This provides Network Rail teams and suppliers with the information needed to address Environment and Social Performance themes following use of the ESA.

Environment & Social Management Plan

Guidance Notes

The guidance notes offer advice on how to achieve best practice in Environment and Sustainable Development and are targeted at those working in Design, Maintenance and Construction.

Guidance Notes

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