Health and safety reports
A list of our health and safety reports is available in date order below.
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, 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
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
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
Article 18 of the Railway Safety Directive requires National Safety Authorities (NSAs) to publish an annual safety report.
1 Sep 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
1 Mar 2016
London Bridge station disruption report PDF, 91 Kb
Station management at Network Rail London Bridge station between January and March 2015.
6 Aug 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
Papers from the rail freight industry seminar, 6 March 2015
6 Mar 2015
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, 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
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
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 (as at 8 April 2011).
8 Apr 2011
Occupational health programme 2010 to 2014 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, 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, 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
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