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
Peak Rail

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-2017 
Network Rail
Infrastructure Ltd

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-201731-07-2017 
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-2017 
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
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-Dec-2017  
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

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 29-May-2017  
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

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. 08-February-2017 28-February-2018