Occupational health and worker safety

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.

Over the next five years we want to see railway companies improve the health of their workers. Further information

Occupational health news

We produce a quarterly updates for the rail industry on key occupational health issues, including good practice and new health resources.

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Occupational health programme 2014-19: making it happen

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

Find our 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 that must be reported to us under RIDDOR.

Occupational health compliance and good practice

As part of ORR's strategy to raise awareness on occupational health under our health programme, we will publicise recent cases where formal enforcement action has been taken 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.

Worker safety

Guidance on managing railway contractors, fatigue, and working with asbestos.