Health and safety

It's our responsibility to ensure that those responsible make Britain's railways safe for passengers and provide a safe place for staff to work.

Britain now has one of the safest railways in Europe – for passengers and for workers, but we cannot be complacent. There is always more the industry can do to improve this country's health and safety record even further. We regulate health and safety for the entire mainline rail network in Britain, as well as London Underground, light rail, trams and the heritage sector.

How to report an incident

Find out how to report an incident under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013.

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Our health and safety strategy

Our approach to regulating the health and safety risks created and managed by businesses in the rail industry.

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Regulation and certification

An overview of the main rail-specific legislation that we enforce using our health and safety powers under the Health and Safety and Work etc. Act 1974.

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Monitoring and reporting

How the railway industry is performing in terms of health and safety, including our latest health and safety report and occupational health performance.

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Investigating incidents

How we respond to accidents and incidents on the railways, including our relationship to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

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As well as giving advice to the industry, we also have a range of formal enforcement powers given to us under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

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Guidance and research

This section contains policies and guidance related to health and safety regulation.

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Occupational health

Advice and guidance on occupational health matters for railway managers and employees.

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