Health and safety reports
A list of our health and safety reports is available in date order below.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) report on health and safety performance on Britain’s railways in 2016-17 covering the mainline railway, Transport for London (including London Underground), and Britain’s light railways.
19 Jul 2017
Driver Controlled Operation (or DCO) is a method of working where the driver is responsible for door operation and determining that it is safe to start the train.
5 Apr 2017
Details on our quarterly updates on occupational health, including the subscription link and index of topics covered.
19 Jan 2017
Goal-setting principles for railway health and safety PDF, 2,005 Kb
We have produced this report to help dutyholders understand how to meet our expectations for the high-level goals that should be achieved by the railway when complying with the health and safety legislation.
16 Jan 2017
Driver only operation of passenger trains (DOO) is where the train driver is in control of the door operation of the train.
5 Jan 2017
In May 2016, RSSB’s Chair requested we carry out an independent review of the organisation. This is our final report concluding the review.
28 Nov 2016
Article 18 of the Railway Safety Directive requires National Safety Authorities (NSAs) to publish an annual safety report.
1 Sep 2016
1 Mar 2016
London Bridge station disruption report PDF, 91 Kb
Station management at Network Rail London Bridge station between January and March 2015.
6 Aug 2015
Papers from the rail freight industry seminar, 6 March 2015
6 Mar 2015
Our work related stress position paper aims to promote and support the wider adoption of an organisational, rather than individual approach, to work related stress management across the rail industry.
20 Jun 2014
Occupational health programme 2014-19: making it happen PDF, 1,751 Kb
The health of its workforce is crucial to our industry’s success. It’s fundamental to running an efficient and responsible business. For an industry turning over £18bn annually and employing more than 150,000 people, the business case is pretty straightforward.
28 Apr 2014
Engineering Inspection Plans have been developed primarily to achieve consistency for inspectors carrying out engineering inspections and allow for a targeted approach on these inspections.
9 May 2012
A qualitative overview of the likely scale of work related ill health in the GB rail industry and the current arrangements for its management.
14 Jun 2011
Summary of position in respect of the 29 recommendations made by RAIB in association with the derailment at Grayrigg on 23 February 2007 (as at 8 April 2011).
8 Apr 2011
Occupational health programme 2010 to 2014 PDF, 707 Kb
By implementing this programme, we will promote and deliver our vision of a rail industry that consistently achieves best practice in occupational health.
30 Jun 2010