Investigating health and safety incidents

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

Safety is a fundamental issue for the rail industry ensuring that both workers and passengers are protected. Our regulatory powers require us to investigate breaches of health and safety legislation.

Reporting RIDDOR incidents

An overview of the types of incidents that need to be reported and how they can be reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR 2013).

Read more about reporting RIDDOR incidents

How we investigate incidents

How we are informed when a serious incident occurs and how we work with other bodies in the railway to find out what has happened and why.

Read more about how we investigate incidents

Handling RAIB recommendations

We have a clear policy pdf icon PDF, 34 Kb for considering and following up RAIB's recommendations.

Read more about our handling of RAIB recommendations