Review of our enforcement in 2014-15

Of the 27 notices we served in 2014-15, two were appealed. A significant amount of our enforcement focused on what are essentially basic and preventable construction work issues, resulting from weaknesses in health and safety management by Network Rail and its contractors. Specifically this was around the management of asbestos/control of substances hazardous to health, working at height, working with electricity, lifting operations, manual handling, the poor planning of maintenance activities and storage of equipment.

We served five enforcement notices on London Underground around working at height, scaffolding set-up, lifting operations and working with electricity (including sub-surface cables) in a switch gear room.