Health and safety reports

A list of our health and safety reports is available in date order below.

  • Quarterly updates for the rail industry on ORR's health programme

    Details on our quarterly updates on occupational health, including the subscription link and index of topics covered.

    19 Jan 2017

  • Goal-setting principles for railway health and safety pdf icon PDF, 2,005 Kb

    We have produced this report to help dutyholders understand how to meet our expectations for the high-level goals that should be achieved by the railway when complying with the health and safety legislation.

    16 Jan 2017

  • GTR-Southern Railways – Driver Only Operation (DOO) – Report from the HM Chief Inspector of Railways pdf icon PDF, 645 Kb

    Driver only operation of passenger trains (DOO) is where the train driver is in control of the door operation of the train.

    5 Jan 2017

  • ORR’s Independent Review of RSSB - Final report - November 2016 pdf icon PDF, 1,367 Kb

    In May 2016, RSSB’s Chair requested we carry out an independent review of the organisation. This is our final report concluding the review.

    28 Nov 2016

  • Annual safety report to the European Rail Agency (ERA) from the UK National Safety Authority pdf icon PDF, 588 Kb

    Article 18 of the Railway Safety Directive requires National Safety Authorities (NSAs) to publish an annual safety report.

    1 Sep 2016

  • Annual health and safety report 2016

    A report on health and safety performance on Britain’s railways, Transport for London (including London Underground) and Britain’s tramways in 2015-16.

    19 Jul 2016

  • Findings and conclusions from the stakeholder survey as part of the post implementation review of ROGS - March 2016 pdf icon PDF, 609 Kb

    Consultation conclusions

    1 Mar 2016

  • London Bridge station disruption report pdf icon PDF, 91 Kb

    Station management at Network Rail London Bridge station between January and March 2015.

    6 Aug 2015

  • Health and safety annual report 2015

    ORR’s report on health and safety on Britain’s railways in 2014-15: a foreword by the Office of Rail and Road's chief executive and director of railway safety.

    21 Jul 2015

  • Recent freight derailments: the interaction of track, vehicle and freight container load, and potential areas for improvements

    Papers from the rail freight industry seminar, 6 March 2015

    6 Mar 2015

  • Work related stress in the rail industry 2014 - ORR position paper pdf icon PDF, 1,006 Kb

    Our work related stress position paper aims to promote and support the wider adoption of an organisational, rather than individual approach, to work related stress management across the rail industry.

    20 Jun 2014

  • Occupational health programme 2014-19: making it happen pdf icon PDF, 1,751 Kb

    The health of its workforce is crucial to our industry’s success. It’s fundamental to running an efficient and responsible business. For an industry turning over £18bn annually and employing more than 150,000 people, the business case is pretty straightforward.

    28 Apr 2014

  • Entities in charge of maintenance certificates - engineering inspection plans pdf icon PDF, 1,131 Kb

    Engineering Inspection Plans have been developed primarily to achieve consistency for inspectors carrying out engineering inspections and allow for a targeted approach on these inspections.

    9 May 2012

  • Overview of work related ill health in the GB rail industry 2010 pdf icon PDF, 815 Kb

    A qualitative overview of the likely scale of work related ill health in the GB rail industry and the current arrangements for its management.

    14 Jun 2011

  • Summary of position in respect of the 29 recommendations made by RAIB in association with the derailment at Grayrigg on 23 February 2007 pdf icon PDF, 149 Kb

    Summary of position in respect of the 29 recommendations made by RAIB in association with the derailment at Grayrigg on 23 February 2007 (as at 8 April 2011).

    8 Apr 2011

  • Occupational health programme 2010 to 2014 pdf icon PDF, 707 Kb

    By implementing this programme, we will promote and deliver our vision of a rail industry that consistently achieves best practice in occupational health.

    30 Jun 2010

  • Railway Safety Regulations 1999 evaluation pdf icon PDF, 60 Kb

    An evaluation to assess the impact of the regulations against the policy objectives in terms of their effectiveness and value for money (i.e. cost to duty holders and stakeholders versus value of the benefits); and to make recommendations either to keep the regulations as they are, review and revise them, or revoke them.

    30 May 2007

  • Obstruction of the railway by road vehicles pdf icon PDF, 569 Kb

    A report by the Health and Safety Commission’s Working Group on the obstruction of railway lines by road vehicles, following the tragic accident at Great Heck, near Selby.

    28 Feb 2002

  • Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry - Joint Inquiry into Train Protection Systems pdf icon PDF, 1,815 Kb

    This report comes between the report into the Southall rail accident, published in February 2000, and the report into the Ladbroke Grove accident; the Public Inquiry from which this report results was not concerned with the facts of either accident, but with broader questions of safety on the railways in the light of developments before and since these tragic accidents.

    31 Dec 2001