Request for stakeholders’ views on ROGS

Date published: 21 August 2015
Closing date: 13 October 2015

Regulation 34A of the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 [S.I. 2006/599]  (as amended) (ROGS) requires that by 26 August 2016 (and every five years thereafter) the Secretary of State:

  • carries out a post implementation review (PIR) of ROGS;
  • sets out the conclusions of the review in a report; and
  • publishes the report.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is carrying out the PIR on behalf of the Secretary of State and will draw conclusions and make any recommendations for change if required. This is the first time that ORR will do this in respect of any health and safety legislation. The process will be repeated (in relation to ROGS) every five years from 26 August 2016 or from the date the initial review report is published (whichever is earlier) if the results of the review indicate that ROGS continue in force.

We consulted stakeholders to seek feedback on their views and experience of ROGS, which are critical to providing a sound evidence base for us to assess the effectiveness (or otherwise) of ROGS after they have been in force and operational for a nine years and address:

  • the extent to which the Regulations are achieving their intended effects;
  • whether there have been any unintended effects; and
  • how well they are working and the reasons why.

From this consultation we hope to collect sufficient evidence to establish whether, and to what extent, ROGS:

  • have achieved their original objectives;
  • have objectives which are still valid;
  • are still required and remain the best option for achieving those objectives; and
  • can be improved to reduce the burden on business and overall costs.

Conclusions

Consultation document