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52953 Staff not briefed on changes to the COSS role

Jul 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures Training and briefing Not Specified

Concerns have been raised that although changes to the Controller Of Site Safety (COSS) role are due to be implemented later this year, staff have not been given details of the changes.

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52547 Staff double-shifting for various companies

Mar 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Supervision and Management Not Specified

Concerns have been raised about staff working for Bourne Rail double-shifting. Staff are working for one company during the day and then another at night with only a short break in between. This is thought to be occurring most frequently with staff working with the Network Rail overhead line conditional renewals team. 

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