Improvement notices 2015

This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2015. Copies of the notices can be found on our public register.

Company and notice number Brief description Issue date Compliance Date Result

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/KB18122015

The notice was served as NR has failed to make a suitable assessment of the risks arising to members of the public, namely Level Crossing users and train passengers at Wharf Road Level Crossing.18 December 201518 March 2016Complied

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/CAG20151208

The notice was served as NR has failed to make suitable assessments of the provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work, that are safe and without risks to their employees from pulling and/or pushing levers to operate points or signals.14 December 201530 June 2016Complied
West Coast Railway Company Ltd

I/20151201DPB
The notice was served as West Coast Railway Company has not made and given effect to appropriate arrangements for the effective control and monitoring of the preventative measures for managing health and safety risks arising from workplace activities.01 December 201526 February 2016Complied
Channel Tunnel Group Ltd

I/PT/CTG/070815
The notice was served as Channel Tunnel Group Limited’s (trading as Eurotunnel) current risk assessment did not adequately take appropriate and reasonable account of the risks arising as a result of the activities of third parties attempting to gain unauthorised access to freight shuttles.7 August 201511 January 2016Complied
France Manche SA

I/PT/FM/070815 
The notice was served as France Manche Société Anonyme’s (trading as Eurotunnel) current risk assessment did not adequately take appropriate and reasonable account of the risks arising as a result of the activities of third parties attempting to gain unauthorised access to freight shuttles.7 August 201511 January 2016Complied

Colas Rail Limited

I/JJC2/2014

The notice was served as a result of work being undertaken at the Watford Area Remodelling Project - specifically that Colas have failed to ensure that exposure to respirable crystalline silica in ballast dust, which may be hazardous to health, is prevented or adequately controlled.21 August 201411 November 2015 (as extended by the Tribunal on 23 September 2015)Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/LO21072015
The notice was served as Network Rail have not taken appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all users of the Itford level crossing.21 July 201508 April 2016Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/20150522KAG01 
The notice was served as NR have not arranged for maintenance of the Inergen fire suppression system at the GSM-R Core Node Centre, Didcot. This is an installed pressure system as defined by the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000.22 May 20157 July 2015Complied
West Coast Railway Company Limited

I/PRMSCA45/1 
The notice was issued as West Coast Railways had not sufficiently documented or implemented all parts of their safety management system to ensure the control of risks associated with their operation.20 May 201520 Jul 2015Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/20150420ARC03 
The notice was served as NR has not made suitable and sufficient assessments of the risks to employees or contractors arising from the manual handling of troughing which weighs 25kg or more. Also, measures needed to comply with the law have not been identified, and no provision has been made for the planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of any such measures.22 Apr 201524 Oct 2015Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/IFM/20150216/1 
The notice was served as NR Infrastructure have not demonstrated their effective management of risks arising from drainage systems whose inadequate capacity, or degraded performance, may allow uncontrolled flow of water to affect the stability of soil cuttings, leading to landslip. Therefore, they have failed to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that persons not in their employment are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.18 Feb 201524 March 2016Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/AJM20150127/1
The notice was served as NR Infrastructure have failed to comply with a condition of authorisation dated 6 Dec 2013 - "All bridges over the new electrical system for North West Electrification Phase 1, as authorised by ORR on 6 Dec 2013, will have remedial work for safe integration of the sub-system into the existing infrastructure completed by 5 Dec 2014.21 Jan 201511 Dec 2015Complied
London Underground Limited

I/CAP16012015 
The notice was served as LUL have failed to ensure the safety of their employees and others who may be affected when undertaking lifting operations. They do not have arrangements in place to ensure that lifting operations are properly planned by a competent person. 16 Jan 20154 Mar 2015Complied