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52526 Clarification on the use of the log grab lifting attachment

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Not Specified

Clarification is being sought under what circumstances a log grab lifting attachment can be used to move scrap rail.

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52547 Staff double-shifting for various companies

March 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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52706 Security staff working without personal protective equipment

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Rules and procedures Not Specified

Concerns have been raised that Security Staff contracted through Land Sheriff are working on and about the track without wearing full orange Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
or hard hats.

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52715 Clarification on use of Lookouts when working near a tunnel

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Method of working Rules and procedures Not Specified

Clarification is being sought on the use of distant Lookouts on work sites when working in or near tunnels.



 

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52452 Training received by new Banksmen

February 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures Training and briefing Not Specified

Concerns have been raised about the training that newly-appointed Banksmen receive. In response to CIRAS report 51985 about the operating of telehandlers without Banksmen, Carillion/SkyBlue responded stating that that a shortage of Banksmen had been recognised and 13 new staff had been trained up to cover the shortfall.

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52279 Staff double-shifting on various sites

January 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Supervision and Management Not Specified

Concerns have been raised about staff working for Renown Rail Services double-shifting at various sites across the country.

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52274 Service regulation creating fatigue for Train Crew

December 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Method of working Not Specified

Concern has been expressed about the regulation of local train services to allow late running
express services to make up time.

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52299 Competency of staff working with relaying train

December 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Training and briefing Not Specified

Concern has been expressed that staff working in very close proximity to the track relaying
train on Balfour Beatty work sites are not being given adequate training.

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50219 Agency staff pressurised into working unsafely

October 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Workload Supervision and Management Not Specified

An experienced railway worker is concerned that agency workers are increasingly being asked to work faster and therefore, in some instances, more unsafely.

 

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50481 Refresher exams based on outdated information

September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing Not Specified

A reporter is concerned that Track Workers are studying outdated information for their web-based Personal Track Safety refresher exams. It is believed that these exams are based on the withdrawn June 2009 handbook rather than the current December 2010 handbook. The exams are taken online across the country.

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