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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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52320 Lack of briefings and welfare facilities at Haversham

January 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Method of working Rules and procedures Work environment South East

Concern has been expressed about a lack of briefings and welfare facilities on a site at
Haversham near Milton Keynes.

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52125 Long travel times for staff travelling from north to south

November 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

Concerns have been raised about Keltbray Aspire exceeding Network Rail's 14 hour door-to-door recommendation.

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51903 Long travel times to and from sites in the south east

September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures Supervision and Management South East

Following reports 50156, 50562, 50565 and 51372 concerning long travel times for KJ Rail staff, new concerns have been raised.

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51857 Abuse of non-smoking policy

July 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Work environment Supervision and Management Rules and procedures South East

Concerns have been expressed about staff working from Dover Priory and Ashford depots abusing the non-smoking policy in Network Rail vehicles.

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51725 Staff working on vegetation site with incorrect competencies

May 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

A reporter is concerned about Homegrown Timber staff not possessing correct competencies for vegetation clearance work at Clayton Tunnel, near Brighton. BAM Nuttall are thought to be the principal contractor at this site.

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51372 Exceedance of the 14 hour door-to-door recommendation

January 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rules and procedures South East

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.

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51028 ‘Untrained’ staff carrying out ultrasonic testing

November 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

A reporter is concerned about staff carrying out ultrasonic non-destructive testing without undergoing the full training and mentoring process.

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50312 Various site issues on the Evergreen Project

July 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Rostering Rules and procedures Work environment Equipment South East

A reporter is concerned by a number of safety issues arising on sites managed by BAM Nuttall for the Evergreen Project.

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50562 & 50565 Long travel times leading to fatigue-related incidents

July 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures South East North East

Two reporters have contacted CIRAS with serious concerns about KJ Rail staff travelling long distances to work and getting very little sleep.

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