July 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers
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.
March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers
Clarification is being sought on the use of distant Lookouts on work sites when working in or near tunnels.
December 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
Concern has been expressed that staff working in very close
proximity to the track relaying
train on Balfour Beatty work sites are not being given adequate training.
September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is concerned that the new headsets provided for Machine Controllers and Machine Operators are not user friendly or practical when used with the two-way radios. Network Rail has, according to the reporter, stipulated that the headsets are to be worn at all times by their own staff and subcontractors.
February 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers
Concerns have been raised that trains are being scheduled into the working timetable without being validated, potentially increasing the workload for Signallers.
March 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter is seeking clarification on whether Signallers should be adhering toRule Book module TS9 part 2.6. This section applies when Signallers have been informed that the road traffic lights at an Automatic Open Crossing Locally monitored (AOCL) or Automatic Barrier Crossing locally monitored (ABCL) have failed.
January 2011 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter has contacted CIRAS with concerns about the safety culture impacting negatively on the working practices of a company called Railway Vehicle Engineers Ltd (RVEL) who maintain the Network Rail infrastructure maintenance vehicles.
December 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter has contacted CIRAS regarding the withdrawal of late notice cases by Balfour Beatty at various depots including Ashford and Hither Green.