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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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52545 Banksmen without the correct slinger certification

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures Training and briefing East Anglia

Concerns have been raised that Banksmen working on a Carillion site at Peterborough station are carrying out slinger duties without the correct certification.

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52666 Line blockages not being booked

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures North West

Concern has been expressed that in the Tebay North junction area staff are having to leave the
track after handing back planned possessions without the protection of a line blockage.



 

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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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