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 devices. The app is called “HSL Register” and is available to download from the Network Rail App Catalogue.
Following a review it is not believed there have been any material changes to the Register in the past six months which will affect Network Rail’s position.
Please note the following updates/changes:
- Regulation 10 of the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 has been amended to change the reference to Public Health England to the UK Health Security Agency. This amendment takes effect from 1 November 2021.
- Regulation (EC) 561/2006 has been amended by the Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2021 and the Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The amendments clarify the circumstances in which the Regulation shall not apply to carriage by road, as well as amended the daily and weekly rest periods a driver shall take (no amendments have been made to the relevant column in the register in relation to the required daily and weekly rest periods).
- There have also been updates to some of the links to guidance and other general housekeeping amendments.
- Regulation 7 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 has amendments tabled to correct a previous technical drafting error. There will be no substantive change.
- Regulation 7 of the Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulations 2001 has draft amendments proposed, which extends the time period from 24 months from IP completion day to 36 months from IP completion day, during which Network Rail cannot put into service specified work equipment unless certain conditions are satisfied.
- Regulation 9 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has draft amendments currently in the Common’s Committee Stage. If these amendments are passed, they would require Network Rail to record all findings of the Fire Risk Assessment, not just the significant findings.
- Regulation 11 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has draft amendments currently in the Common’s Committee Stage. If these amendments are passed, they would require Network Rail to provide fire safety arrangements regardless of the number of employees employed.
- Regulation 22 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has draft amendments currently in the Common’s Committee Stage. If these amendments are passed, they would require Network Rail to take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ascertain whether any other responsible person shares, or has duties in respect of, the premises. They would also require Network Rail to inform other responsible persons of their name and an address in order to accept notices and other documents and inform the other responsible persons of the part of the premises for which Network Rail considers themselves to be a responsible person and keep a record of that information.
- Regulation 7 of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 to extend the time period from 24 months to 36 months from IP completion day, during which the UK marking must be affixed to the machinery or a document accompanying the machinery.
Covid-19 legislative framework
There are, of course, a number of new legislative provisions and regulations that have been introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As was previously the case, these have not been included the review.