April 2013 in Train Operations
Concerns have been raised about staff lone working at Chesterfield station and the effect this could have on fatigue management and personal safety.
April 2013 in Freight Operations
A reporter is concerned about excessive hours being worked by staff for the infrastructure side of DB Schenker in the south and Midlands.
March 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
Concerns have been raised about staff at Thames Valley Signalling Centre (TVSC) not receiving adequate personal needs breaks (PNBs).
February 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
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.
February 2013 in Train Operations
A reporter is concerned that Guards who work the Pickering to Grosmont turn at North Yorkshire Moors Railway are unable to take a Personal Needs Break (PNBs) away from the train on some of the ten hour turns.
January 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
Concerns have been raised about long travel times for KJ Rail staff working on a Balfour Beatty site, resulting in them exceeding Network Rail's 14 hour door-to-door recommendation. This report follows CIRAS reports 50156, 50562 and 50565 sent to KJ Rail in 2011, also concerning long travel times for staff.
January 2013 in Train Operations
A reporter is concerned that metro Drivers are experiencing 'mental fatigue' as a result of the intensity of the routes in the metro area, coupled with a lack of adequate turnaround times.
December 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is concerned that Cleartrack staff are sometimes working for several other companies and are therefore able to conceal the fact that they are double-shifting. Double-shifting is not condoned by Cleartrack, but the reporter suggests they may not be fully aware of the shift patterns of all their staff.
November 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers