July 2012 in London Underground
Risk assessments would normally cover every task, including manual handling, to ensure safe working on the trains. The reporter states that risk assessments have been carried out for all the older stock, but not for S stock trains.
Could London Underground:
Response from London Underground
London Underground would like to thank the
reporter for raising their concern about the lack of workplace risk
assessments for S stock trains.
Neasden depot currently have risk assessments for the maintenance tasks they carry out on the S stock trains, which are train preparation and three types of exam - A, B and C.
All the other maintenance tasks are completed by Bombardier Transport UK. Once they are handed over to the depot workplace risk assessments for these tasks will be introduced.