Ballast Dust Working Group

Network Rail is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of employees and other people who might be affected by ballast handling activities by identifying, mitigating and managing the risks associated with ballast handling and the dust created through the process of attrition. To deliver ballast that is within specification by effectively managing the supply chain, AHD stockpiles and influencing improvements to controls for vehicles involved with ballast handling.  To reduce risk levels to as low as is reasonably practicable and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

The resources attached to this page have been produced in order to raise awareness of the occupational health risks associated with ballast dust and to provide guidance around measures that should be taken to reduce the risk of exposure.

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