Improvement notices 2016

This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2016. 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 Limited

I/20161220JAL 
The notice was served as Network Rail Infrastructure Limited have failed to ensure that measures have been taken to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery on the Otis escalator in the upper and lower chambers and the incline of the escalator machine room (accessed through Room 25), namely the rotating drive shafts in the motor/gearbox/sprocket assembly, the moving escalator step band, handrails and associated drive mechanisms within the open truss, which present a risk of injury.20-December-201614-February-2017 
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/20161214JJG
The notice was served against Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, as the pedestrian access routes to: hand points No1, that operates access to roads 1&2 from the London end of the main railway line; hand points No2 that operates access to roads 3 to 5 from the London end of the main railway line; and hand points No8 that operates access to roads 1 &2 from the Oartford end of the main railway line, are not of suitable construction for their intended use, and are not free from obstructions or articles, that may cause a person to slip, trip or fall and/or make contact with live conductor rails, and as a result, they expose any person who has access to these routes to risk of injury or death.14-December-201615-April-2017 
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/DTHM/09/16
The notice was served as Network Rail Infrastructure Limited have not, so far as is reasonably practicable, provided an appropriate means of alerting the crossing keepers to the arrival of a train, thereby exposing train and car users and others to risk of collision.Therefore, they have failed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that their employees and others are not exposed to risks to their safety.09-August-201610-February-2017 
Keolis - Amey Docklands Limited

I/PJT/KAD/1
The notice was served as Keolis Amey Docklands Limited have not undertaken a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the work carried out by First Line Response Technicians which involve working on or near live electrical conductors. Their current assessment does not define the circumstances in which it is unreasonable for an electrical conductor to be dead, it is reasonable for it to be live and the precautions to be taken to prevent injury when work is being undertaken. 25-July-2016 10-October-2016  
London Underground Limited

I/KPD3/10-06-2016
The notice was served as London Underground Limited failed to conduct their undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in their employment who may be affected, were not exposed to risks to their safety in that they permitted Balfour Beatty Rail Limited to move On-Track Plant on their infrastructure travelling on rails and in convoy to a site of work without satisfying London Underground Limited that a safe system of work had been planned and was being maintained to control such risks.  10-June-2016 4-July-2016  
Balfour Beatty Rail Limited

I/KPD2/10-06-2016 
The notice was served as Balfour Beatty Rail Limited failed to conduct their undertaking in such a way as to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, (including making a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to health and safety) that their employees and/or other persons not in their employment who may be affected were not exposed to risk to their safety during movement of On-Track Plant travelling on rails and in convoy to a site of work. 10-June-2016 4-July-2016  
London Underground Limited

I/KPD1/26-05-2016
The notices was served as London Underground Limited placed the safety of members of the public and its employees at risk when it permitted its own and Chiltern Railways trains to operate for around 75 minutes over track between Rickmansworth and Chorleywood stations following the collapse of part of the Western face of the embankment.
And: the line operating procedures for the Metropolitan line do not include any guidance on the action to be taken in the event of an infrastructure failure.
26-May-2016 2-December-2016  
First Great Western

1/20160511/KAG/2 
The notice was served as First Great Western did not carry out suitable and sufficient assessments of the risk to persons on trains arising from a train colliding with another train at Plymouth station, as a result of permissive working into the station. They failed to implement all reasonably practicable control measures to prevent said collisions. 11 May 2016 15 June 2016  
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

1120160511/KAG/1  
The notice was served as Network Rail did not carry out suitable and sufficient assessments of the risk to persons on trains arising from a train colliding with another train at Plymouth station, as a result of permissive working into the station. They failed to implement all reasonably practicable control measures to prevent said collisions. 11 May 2016 15 June 2016  
Pre-Metro Limited 

1/SDB/20160503/01 
The notice was served as they failed to undertake a suitable and sufficient assessment to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to reduce the risk of injury to employees, when they are lowering and lifting Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders from the under-floor compartment on the Class 139 vehicles. 03 May 2016 03 August 2016 Complied
West Coast Railway Company

1/120160401DPB
The notice was served as the arrangements for managing driver competence with respect to the monitoring of route refresher requirements, and the provision of related safety information and the management of route risk assessment are not robust. 1 April 2016 1 October 2016  
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

1/18-03-2016/CJB/1
The site is not organised in such a way that pedestrians and vehicles can circulate in a safe manner, and as such there is a risk to the safety of employees and visitors. 22 March 2016 17 May 2016  

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/RML/22-01-2016/1

The notice was served as the surface of the carriageway over the crossing has not been maintained in a good and even condition as is required by the Network Rail Ulceby Level Crossing Order 2015. 22 January 2016 1 March 2016