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52892 Staff not wearing identifying armbands

December 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Equipment Rules and procedures North East North West East Midlands

Concerns have been raised that Engineering Supervisors (ESs) and Persons in Charge of Possessions (PICOPs) are frequently observed not wearing their identifying armbands as
required by the Rule Book.

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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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53131 Long travel times and a lack of Banksmen on site

November 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Method of working Rostering Rules and procedures Central

A reporter has raised two concerns about a Carillion work site in Bicester.

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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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52969 Lack of trained Banksmen on work site at Peakirk

August 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures East Anglia

Concerns has been expressed about the lack of trained Banksmen on a work site at Peakirk, located between Peterborough and Werrington.

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53035 Long travel times

August 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures South East North East North West

Concerns have been raised about staff travelling from the north of England to London for night
time welding work.

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51697 Inadequate rest period for relief Signallers

July 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures South East

Concerns have been raised about relief Signallers working on the Kent route not receiving adequate rest periods when shifts rotate.

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52439 Non-emergency work not being planned one shift in advance

July 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Method of working Rules and procedures Workload South East

Concern has been expressed that non-emergency work is not being pre-planned or a pack provided one shift in advance at Orpington Delivery Unit, in accordance with the current
Safe System of Work (SSoW) briefing given to staff.

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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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