January 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is concerned that Network Rail are not sending work package plans out on time to contractors on many sites in the Manchester area. Work package plans contain important information about the site work being carried out and the risks involved for safety critical workers.
February 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is concerned that staff are currently working with small tools without holding the correct certification on the London North Western (LNW) route.
January 2011 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is concerned about a number of practices being carried out in the Cheshire, Clwyd and Gwynedd areas.
December 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter has contacted CIRAS with two concerns about working practices at Crewe Overhead Conditional Renewal (OCR) depot.
March 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter has raised concerns over the sectional appendices included in the safe system of working planning systems (SSWOPS) packs, which are often showing the wrong information because they are not up to date.
August 2009 in Network Rail and Suppliers
The assessment regime at Jarvis Fastline in the Manchester and Liverpool areas is being questioned by one reporter. Assessments for on-track machine operators are reported to be far less rigorous than they used to be. Cost-cutting measures are said to be resulting in machine operators being assessed as competent to drive routes when, in actual fact, their route knowledge is lacking.