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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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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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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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51980 Reporting ‘discouraged’ and manual handling risks

July 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Not Specified

Two separate concerns have been raised about safety practices on civil engineering sites across the country.

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51822 Concern over signing in procedure

June 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Method of working Supervision and Management Rules and procedures Training and briefing Not Specified

Concern has been expressed about the current signing in procedure for Controllers of Site Safety (COSSs) on VolkerFitzpatrick work sites.

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51734 Staff asked to exceed 14 hour door-to-door recommendation

April 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Not Specified

Concern has been expressed that staff working for ISS Labour on Babcock and Carillion work sites are being asked to exceed the Network Rail 14 hour door-to-door recommendation.

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51268 ‘Inadequate’ rest period during shift rotation

February 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rules and procedures Not Specified

A reporter is concerned about the rest periods received by Driver Operators when rotating from night to day shifts.

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51457 Fatigued workers exceeding 14 hours door-to-door

February 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Not Specified

A reporter is concerned about the rostering and travel times of Colas staff doing track renewal work in the western region. The reporter states the Network Rail 14 hour door-to-door recommendation is regularly being exceeded and staff are often doing 15 or 16 hours door-to-door.

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