Occupational health

Our second occupational health programme has been developed to encourage the railway industry to proactively manage health risks. This is structured around the four E's:

  • Excellence; Engagement; Efficiency; and Enabling.

Our vision is of a rail industry that consistently achieves best practice in occupational health. By 2019 we expect to see real progress by rail companies across these key areas to improve the health of their workers.

Occupational health news

Read our quarterly industry brief for key occupational health issues and subscribe to our email alert service to receive our latest news.

Occupational health updates

Occupational health programme 2014-19: making it happen

The health of its workforce is crucial to our industry’s success.

Find out more about 'making it happen'

Occupational health strategy

This page gives explains about our occupational health strategy and directs you to key strategy documents.

Reporting occupational diseases

Advice on what railway industry occupational health diseases must be reported to us under RIDDOR.

Occupational health compliance and good practice

As part of ORR's strategy to raise awareness of occupational health we will publicise cases where we have taken formal enforcement action to secure legal compliance.

Topic specific guidance

Advice and guidance on occupational health matters for railway managers and employees.



Engagement on health

Information on our occupational health programme's key events and a sample of the presentations.