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 devices. The app is called “HSL Register” and is available to download from the Network Rail App Catalogue.

Colleagues are to note:

  • The Management of Health and Safety At Work Regulations 1999

Regulation 8 requires employers to establish and where necessary give effect to appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of serious and imminent danger to employees.  Such procedures shall include informing employees of the nature of the hazard and of the steps taken to protect them from it; stopping work and immediately proceed to a place of safety; and preventing employees from returning to work where there is still a serious and imminent danger.

Regulation 12 requires that contractors are provided with comprehensible information on the risks to the contractors’ health and safety and the measures Network Rail have taken imposed on it by statutory provisions in relation to those risks.

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Article 9 requires a suitable and sufficient risk assessment to be carried out to identify general fire precautions to be taken.  Where dangerous substances are involved, additional considerations as set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Order should be taken into account and no new work should be carried out until the risk assessment has been made and the measures carried out.

Under Article 11, Network Rail must make and give effect to appropriate arrangements for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures for fire safety.

  • The Personal Protective Equipment (Enforcement) Regulations 2018

Came into force on 21 April 2018. Regulation 4 requires that personal protective equipment must comply with any legal requirement applicable to that item.

If you have any queries with regards to the H&S Legal Register, please contact:

Environmental legislation is contained within the Network Rail Environmental Legal Register. For further queries on the Environmental Legal Register, please contact

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