Improvement notices 2017

This page contains details of improvement notices issued in 2017. Copies of the notices can be found on our public register.

Company and notice number Brief description Issue date Compliance Date Result
South Devon Railway Trust

I/SJT/20/07/2017/1
The notice was served as South Devon Railway Trust are undertaking railway operations on railway infrastructure without having a suitable and sufficient Safety Management System, which meets the relevant requirements of the HSaW etc Act (1974), and the ROGs Regulations 2006. This in turn means that members of the public, working members or volunteers may be exposed to risk.20 July 201731 October 2017 
London Underground Limited

I/KA/17072017/1
The notice was served as london Underground have failed to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of risks to their employees arising from lone working at West Ham and Canning Town stations. In addition, they have failed to put in place a safe system of work to control those risks.17 July 201731 October 2017Complied
WH Malcolm Limited

I/30062017M/UA
The notice was served as the wood fencing at the base of Bridge D at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) provides inadequate protection to prevent unauthorised access to railway tracks where there is a risk of harm from moving trains and 25kV OHLE.30 June 201701 September 2017Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd.

I/2017/06/22/EG/TMEC
The notice was issued as Network Rail do not have suitable and sufficient arrangements in place to demonstrate the competence of persons who carry out a role that impacts on the safety of the railway, in particular the role of Track Maintenance Engineer (TME).23 June 201730 November 2017 
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd.

I/NWM1/2017
The notice was served as Network Rail has failed to ensure that their employee's exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust created during grinding of mortar was prevented or adequately controlled, in that they had not applied protection measures appropriate to the activity and consistent with the risk assessment as required by regulation 7(3) of COSHH. Furthermore, employees had not been provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training as specified in regulation 12(2) of COSHH.26 June 201717 October 2017 
Lavender Line Ltd

I/SJT/15/06/2017/1
The notice was served as Lavender Line Ltd. are undertaking railway operations whilst not having a suitable Safety Management System in place, thereby potentially placing the public, working members or volunteers at risk.15 June 201730 September 2017 
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

RML/7/6/17/1
The notice was served against DB Cargo (UK) Limited as the fencing adjacent to the down sidings does not prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, unauthorised access to the infrastructure.07 June 201701 September 2017Complied

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/20170502DCW

The notice was served as the half-barrier protective measures in place at the Dingwall Middle level crossing (in Ross-shire) do not control, as far as reasonably practicable, the risk of pedestrians being able to move onto the railway and to be struck by trains.31 May 201731 July 2018 
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

I/20170501DCW
The notice was served as the half-barrier protective measures in place at the Ardrossan Princes Street level crossing (in North Ayrshire) do not contrtol, as far as reasonably practicable, the risk of pedestrians being able to move onto the railway and to be struck by trains.31 May 201731 July 2018 
Peak Rail

I/SJT/25/05/2017/1
The notice was served as both rail and road users of Darley Dale level crossing, including staff and those not in your employment, are exposed to risks to their safety due to the underlying condition of the railway infrastructure where it crosses the road vehicle highway. It is defective in that there is both lateral and vertical displacement of the rail(s) when road or rail vehicles pass over. Further, the surfacing adjacent to the rails is breaking up - this presents risks to both road and rail vehicles and also cyclists.25 May 201731 August 2017Complied
Network Rail
Infrastructure Ltd

I/AB24052017
The notice was served as there is no process to cover a change in layout or asset configuration initiated by track maintenance teams including the plain lining of points. They have therefore failed to make appropriate arrangements for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures to control the risk to safety from a train derailment.24 May 201731 July 2017Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/MM 01 180517
The notice was served as NRIL have not implemented their revised measures for controlling risk from manually propelled rail handlers ("ironmen"), and have therefore not reduced, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of employees and others being injured in runaway incidents; and they have not made appropriate arrangements for the monitoring of those measures.18 May 201718 July 2017Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      
I/DTHM/30/03/2017
The notice was served as they are not conducting their undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that persons not in their employment, including level crossing users and train users, are not exposed to risk to their safety, in that at some of the above locations, signallers have no means of consistently and reliably determining train movements in the area before authorising a person to cross, and [Network Rail] have not made an assessment of ergonomic factors, including demands of workload, affecting signallers' ability to undertake this task and they have not identified the preventative and protective measures that will enable them to comply with their duties under the relevant statutory provisions, or recorded the significant findings of the assessment. 30 March 2017 1 December 2017  
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/SV/28022017/001
The notice was served as Network Rail infrastructure Limited have not provided signallers operating East Tilbury Level Crossing with a clear view of the crossing on the CCTV screen, as is required by The Railtrack East Tilbury Level Crossing Order 1996, at Upminster Signalling Centre thereby exposing persons, namely the public, from becoming trapped within the level crossing barriers and exposing them to risks to their safety. 28 February 2017 30 November 2017 Complied
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

I/20170208HGJ01
The notice was served as Network Rail Infrastructure Limited have failed to ensure that measures have been taken, which are effective, to prevent access by employees, and persons not in their employment (including members of the public) to dangerous parts of the bridge, including the turntable and the rack and pinion, which give rise to a risk of persons being injured. 8 February 2017 28 February 2018