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51458 ‘Inadequate’ briefing procedures at Marylebone signal box

February 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Signalling South East

Concern has been raised about the procedure for briefing staff on the Autumn Working Arrangements at Marylebone signal box.

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51192 Use of apprentices and staff training issues at Chadwell Heath

January 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing Supervision and Management South East

A reporter is concerned about the use of apprentices and the mentoring provided to newly qualified Nominated Persons at Chadwell Heath depot.

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50997 ‘Poor’ planning and a lack of information

November 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working North East

Concerns have been raised about poor planning and a lack of information for safety critical staff working on Murphy Group sites.

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50766 Working across boundaries on the infrastructure

November 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures Central

A reporter would like clarification on the rules or procedures to be followed when engineering work requires staff to cross over the boundary between Network Rail (NR) and London Underground (LUL) infrastructure

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51240 Briefing and training issues within Woking delivery unit

November 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Training and briefing Knowledge Skills and experience South East

Concerns have been raised about the adequacy of the briefings and training for Signalling and Telecommunications (S&T) staff within Woking delivery unit.

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50605 ‘Out of hours’ emergency access to Millburn yard

May 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Security Scotland

Concerns have been raised about emergency access to Millburn yard in Inverness

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50297 Rule Book query on road traffic light failures at crossings

March 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Rules and procedures Method of working Level Crossings Communication and teamwork Not Specified

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.

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41120 Concerns about supply chain auditing for engineering work

January 2011 in Network Rail and Suppliers

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

A reporter believes the auditing process of the Network Rail supply chain is sometimes ineffective, especially in relation to engineering work associated with Road Rail Vehicles (RRVs) and On-Track Plant (OTP).

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40998 ‘Poor’ safety culture at contractor carrying out fleet maintenance

January 2011 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Training and briefing Communication and teamwork Not Specified

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.

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41047 Late notices not filtered to staff

December 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Rules and procedures Training and briefing Communication and teamwork Not Specified

A reporter has contacted CIRAS regarding the withdrawal of late notice cases by Balfour Beatty at various depots including Ashford and Hither Green.

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