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53333 Long travel times and ‘poor’ state of vans

May 2015 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures Not Specified

A reporter has raised concerns about excessive door-to-door travel times and the poor condition of work vans. These issues have previously been raised to KJ Rail in reports 50156, 50562, 50565, 51372, 51903, and 51974.

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53422 Safety harnesses not being inspected

May 2015 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Rules and procedures Not Specified

A reporter is concerned about safety harnesses not being inspected regularly and test certificates not being carried by staff working on Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs).

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53222 Exceedances of 14 hours door-to-door

May 2015 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures Not Specified

A reporter is concerned about exceedances of the 14 hour door-to-door recommendation.

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53359 Lack of experienced Signalling Engineers

May 2015 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Supervision and Management Training and briefing Signalling Not Specified

A reporter is concerned about a lack of experience and competence amongst Signalling Engineers.

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52594 Lack of practical experience for red zone working

April 2015 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

Concern has been expressed that newly qualified staff lack practical experience in red zone
working.

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53299 Driving to site causing fatigue

February 2015 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Method of working Rostering Not Specified

A reporter has raised concerns that at times only one member of staff travelling in a van to site is able to drive the van.

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53099 Excessive door-to-door times

November 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Not Specified

A reporter has raised concerns that accommodation is not always booked for staff when travelling long distances between their home and a work site, resulting in excessive door-to-door times.

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53148 Incorrect information provided to contractors

November 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

A reporter has raised concerns that the information inputted into the Safe System of Work (SSoW) packages via On:Trac is not always correct.

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53000 Maintenance Staff booking on by text message

October 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Not Specified

Concerns have been raised about Maintenance Staff booking on by text message instead of by telephone.

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52518 Clarification on duties and size of work groups

July 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

Clarification is being sought on a number of issues surrounding staff undertaking the roles of
Engineering Supervisor (ES) and Controller of Site Safety (COSS). These are issues for both Network Rail and contractor managed work sites.

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