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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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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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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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