Railway Safety

Managing asbestos on the railway

SCOOTEC takes a look at the use and presence of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the rail network, both within buildings, rolling stock (trains) and rail infrastructure. Read More

ORR annual rail safety statistics released

Annual statistics, including accidents to passengers, workforce, and members of the public have been released. 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

Railway perimeter safety – an unspoken danger?

Survey reveals challenges faced by civil engineers to ensure perimeter safety. Read More

‘Stronger approach needed,’ following fatal accident at Waterloo Underground Station

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published this report into a fatal accident at Waterloo Underground station in London, on 26 May 2020. Read More

£6.5 million fine after death of 11-year-old boy at freight terminal

WH Malcom Limited, operators of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal near Rugby, has been fined £6.5m after being found guilty of negligence over the death of an 11-year-old boy in 2017. Read More

Croydon tram crash: Passengers accidentally killed, jury concludes

The inquests into deaths of the seven people who were killed in the Croydon tram crash in November 2016 has opened. 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

Getting the UK’s rail operations back on track

As the UK continues to ease out of the third national lockdown – with people beginning to return to the workplace and a gradual lifting of leisure-related restrictions – rail operators are preparing for an increase in passenger footfall... Read More

Legionella roles and responsibilities on the railways

Paul Sear, National Technical Manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, explores the role that rail organisations must play with regards to Legionella management and the various responsibilities that this entails. Read More

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