Improvement notices 2014

This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2014. Copies of the notices can be found on our public register.

Company and notice number Brief description Issue date Compliance Date Result
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I Enf-Not-0120/CR01 
The notice was served as Network Rail have not ensured that visual inspections of straight signal posts are suitable and sufficient to enable correct judgements to be taken on their condition.5 Dec 20141 Jun 2015 
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

EG/20141105/S053 
The notice was served as Network Rail have not implemented measures which would negate the possibility of a derailment due to the risks associated with switches.7 Nov 201414 May 2015 
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/ENF-NOT-0118/AC01 
The notice was served as Network Rail have not carried out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks arising from work with substances hazardous to health, and the steps that need to be taken to ensure that those risks are controlled so far as is reasonably practicable.22 Oct 201430 Apr 2015 

Amalgamated Construction Ltd
(t/a AMCO)

I/GRH201406/01

The notice was served because AMCO have failed to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to employees, or other persons, from work being undertaken in close proximity to exposed live high voltage cables at the road over rail bridge no.39 (Garstang Road East, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 8JP). 24 Jun 201431 Aug 2014Complied

H.S.Carlsteel
Engineering
Limited

I/GRH201405/02

The notice was served because AMCO have failed to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to employees, or other persons, from work being undertaken in close proximity to exposed live high voltage cables at the road over rail bridge no.39 (Garstang Road East, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 8JP).

24 Jun 2014

 

31 Aug 2014Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

IN/ARL20140612
The notice was served as a result of evidence obtained from the investigation into a freight derailment at Gloucester on 15 October 2013. The evidence indicates a number of irregularities regarding Network Rail's compliance with their track maintenance standards.12 Jun 201427 Feb 2015Open
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/GRH201405/01
The notice was served to ensure that Network Rail review the management procedures for Carlisle delivery Unit Offtrack Section.10 Jun 201431 Aug 2014Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/CAG06052014
The notice was served as a result of there being a lack of a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to their employees, and others, arising from the delivery, storage and redistribution of work / maintenance equipment at a number of storage yards / depots within the responsibility of the Stafford Maintenance Delivery unit. 12 May 2014 5 Jun 2014 Complied
Network Rail
Infrastructure

I/MM25041401 
The notice was served as a result of insufficient assessments of the risks to the safety of passengers, public and staff arising from the operation and maintenance of the railway infrastructure on, and around, the Reading elevated railway project. 25 Apr 2014 30 Jul 2014 Complied
Network Rail
Infrastructure

I/MM25041402 
The notice was served as a result of insufficient assessments of the risks to the safety of passengers, public and staff arising from the operation and maintenance of the railway infrastructure on, and around, the Swindon Area Signalling Renewals project. 25 Apr 2014 30 Jul 2014 Complied
DB Regio Tyne and Wear Ltd

I/HRF/DBTW/ENF-NOT-100
The notice was served because DBT&W does not manage train despatch in a safe manner. Consequently, there is a risk that passengers could be exposed to risk at the platform train interface, by becoming trapped in the closing doors of Class 599 vehicles.11 Apr 201431 Jul 2014Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure

I/N/NACB/2014/004
The notice was served as NR Infrastructure had not underatken a suitable and sufficient assessment of those parts of Euston station which are reasonably accessible, in order to identify whether asbestos is liable to be present on the premises. 1 Apr 2014 21 Jul 2014 Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure

I/N/NACB/2014/005
The notice was served because a written plan specifying the measures to be taken to manage the risk from asbestos in Euston station has not been prepared. 1 Apr 2014 18 Aug 2014 Complied
Carillion PLC

I/JJC/04/2014
The notice was served as Carillion had failed to take all practicable steps to prevent danger to persons from an excavation collapse. At Wilnecote Station, operatives were found to be working in an unsupported trench, with surcharge loading from an engineering train on the line directly adjacent to the excavation. 12 Mar 2014 11 Apr 2014 Open
Specialist Compliant Coatings Limited

I/DM/14/01/14/SCC2
The notice was served due to inadequate 'Enclosures' for paint spraying at Morden Depot: The paint spraying enclosures used by the spraying contractor were found to be of poor design and were badly erected and maintained. The enclosures had loose 'curtain strip doors' , there were gaps and holes in them, they had not been tested and there was no evidence that negative pressure was obtained when in use. 15 Jan 2014 21 Feb 2014 Complied
Specialist Compliant Coatings Limited

I/DM/14/01/14/SCC1
The notice was served due to a 'Leakage' of paint mists outside enclosures at Morden Depot: High levels of isocyanates from paint spraying (some exceeding Workplace Exposure limits) were found outside and adjacent to paint spraying enclosures being used for refurbishing LUL trains. The extraction equipment used by the paint spraying contractor was not adequately removing isocyanates, and appeared to be discharging them into general working areas. Isocyanates are respiratory sensitisers. 15 Jan 2014 21 Feb 2014 Complied