Network Rail


Is your satnav fit for purpose? Traffic Commissioners offers advice on satnav use in commercial vehicles

The Traffic Commisioners has offered advice for satnav users after there were 1624 incidences on the Network Rail infrastructure alone in 2020/21. Read More

RAIB issues a report after Network Rail Employee is almost struck by train

The RAIB has issued a report into an incident in which a Network Rail Mobile Operations Manager (MOM) came close to being struck by a train. Read More

Worker safety remains a ‘top priority’, according to ORR’s annual health and safety report

The Office of Rail and Road has released its annual health and safety report and findings suggest that the whole industry reacted quickly to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Read More

Network Rail fined nearly £700,000 after serious fire accident

Network Rail has been fined after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, for failing to protect the safety of staff following an incident at Godinton substation in Kent. Read More

Network Rail fined £135k following electrocution

Network Rail has been fined for a safety breach after a 13-year-old boy was left with serious injuries following an electric shock. Read More

Maintaining the health and wellbeing of front-line workers during the pandemic

SHP catches up with Syed Asim Shah, a Network Rail Shift Station Supervisor at London Bridge, to learn about his Read More

Near miss between a passenger train and lorry at level crossing

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its report into a near miss between a passenger train and lorry, which occurred at Mucking AHB level crossing in Essex. Read More

Suicide prevention on the railways: In conversation with Network Rail’s Ian Stevens

It is a sobering fact that a suicide occurs, on average on British railways every 36 hours. Read More

Network Rail has paid out £1m for slips, trips and falls in the past five years

In the past five financial years, Network Rail has out paid a total of £1m for slips, trips and falls across UK stations. Read More

Innovation in construction: Improving safety on the railways

SHP caught up with Ian Raxton, HM Principal Inspector of Railways at Office of Rail and Road, and Louise Ellary CMIOSH, Health and Safety Leader, Laing O’Rourke to find out how safety is manged on some of the UK’s major rail projects. Read More



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