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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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52953 Staff not briefed on changes to the COSS role

July 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures Training and briefing Not Specified

Concerns have been raised that although changes to the Controller Of Site Safety (COSS) role are due to be implemented later this year, staff have not been given details of the changes.

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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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