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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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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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52868 Perceived lack of safety information and equipment

July 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Method of working Rules and procedures Not Specified

Concerns have been raised about a perceived lack of safety information and equipment in relation to the compilation of Safe System of Work (SSoW) packs and the carrying of
detonators.

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52953 Staff not briefed on changes to the COSS role

July 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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52706 Security staff working without personal protective equipment

June 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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52526 Clarification on the use of the log grab lifting attachment

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

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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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50906 ‘Industry-wide problem’ for subcontractor travel times

September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rules and procedures Rostering Not Specified

A reporter is concerned that long travel times for subcontractors exceed acceptable levels at many different companies.

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