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52488 Concern over time taken to repair broken semaphore signal

June 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Rules and procedures Signalling North East

Concern has been expressed over the amount of time taken to repair the distant semaphore signal located on the Up line at Bellwater junction between Skegness and Boston. 

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52530 Platform narrowed by work site fencing at Dorridge station

June 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Rules and procedures Station and platform West Midlands

Concerns have been raised about the proximity of work site fencing to the platform edge on
platforms two and three at Dorridge station.

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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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52738 ‘Poorly maintained’ fuel bowsers

May 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Rules and procedures Work environment West Midlands

Concerns have been raised about poorly maintained fuel bowsers being used out of the Colas Rail depot in Rugby. It is believed that the bowsers are hired from a company called
Collins.

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52795 Speed restrictions set up incorrectly

April 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Signalling Rules and procedures South East Central North East

Concern has been expressed that Temporary Speed Restrictions (TSRs) and Emergency Speed
Restrictions (ESRs) are not being set up correctly on the route between Sheffield and London.

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52501 Several safety issues on site at Huncoat station

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Workload North West

Concerns have been raised about poor management of a Bam Nuttall work site at Huncoat station.

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52504 Equipment being altered and used unsafely

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Method of working Rules and procedures East Midlands

Concern has been expressed that equipment used to undertake piling work on a work site at Park Drain level crossing in Lincolnshire is being altered and used in an unsafe
manner.

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52511 Staff being asked to exceed 14 hours door-to-door

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures Supervision and Management West Midlands East Midlands North East North West

Concern has been expressed that staff are being asked to exceed the Network Rail 14 hour
door-to-door recommendation.

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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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52529 ‘Inadequate’ welfare facilities provided on Wessex route

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Rules and procedures Work environment South West

Concern has been expressed about the inadequate welfare facilities on the High Voltage Switch
Gear Renewal Project at sub-stations on the Wessex route.

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