Worker safety

The rail industry has a duty to keep its workers safe. It has created a number of policies and procedures to try to achieve that. We carry out regular inspections to ensure that the procedures are being followed by the rail industry and to identify possible gaps and improvements.

In this section:

Working patterns – fatigue

Managing worker hours and conditions, particularly in relation to safety critical work.

Read more about working patterns


Minimising the risk to passengers if rolling stock contains low levels of asbestos.

Read more about asbestos

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

Regulations on the control of risks from EMF came into force on 1 July 2016. More information can be found on HSE's web site and guidance specific to the rail industry has been published by RSSB.