Railway Safety


New ORR guidance aims to improve level crossing safety

ORR proposes simpler and more accessible guidance on level crossing safety to support the rail industry, traffic authorities and local authorities in their decisions. 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

How does HAVS impact the rail sector?

Mary Cameron, Team Leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the impact that HAV exposure has on employees within the rail sector and the actions that organisations can take to effectively reduce and eliminate exposure. Read More

Margam rail accident: Inquiry highlights ‘long-term safety failure’ by Network Rail

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into an incident in which track workers were struck by a train at Margam, South Wales. Read More

Rail Safety: Injuries to workforce falls to lowest level in latest ORR safety statistics

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has released annual safety statistics, including accidents to passengers, workforce and members of the public and dangerous incidents. Read More

‘SeatFinder’ launched to enable social distancing on trains

Train operator Southeastern is sharing train load data directly with passengers so they can understand carriage capacity before boarding services and social distance more effectively. Read More

RAIB to investigate Carmont train derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has said it will investigate the fatal accident that occurred near Carmont on the national rail network in Scotland on 12 August 2020. Read More

Trains still discharging waste onto tracks

Approximately 350 rail vehicles continue to discharge waste on the tracks, according to a report in Rail Magazine. Read More

Rail regulator warns trespassers after 25% increase in year-on-year incidents

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has urged people to stop taking unnecessary risks around the railway, with the rail regulator seeing a spike in near miss incidents being reported as well as a surge in actual trespass incidents on the railway. Read More



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