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NR/L2/OHS/00112

Worksafe Procedure

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Organization: NR
Publication Date: 5 September 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 16
scope:

This business process details the process for work groups / employees to deal with immediate safety problems.

It applies to:

a) all Network Rail business functions and all Network Rail employees;

b) all staff employed by Network Rail or its contractors through the Supply Chain Operations or Capital Delivery.

NOTE: If there is no immediate risk to safety and the employee does not think it necessary to instigate the worksafe procedure, two other options are available:

a) Close Calls contactable via telephone on 01908 723500 or the App.

b) CIRAS is an alternative method of confidentially raising a safety concern to the respective management level. "CIRAS can be contacted by telephone on 0800 4 101 101, by text message to 07507 285 887 or in writing to "Freepost CIRAS".

The CIRAS office is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. A message may be left with contact details outside these hours. One of the CIRAS team will arrange to call back at a time to suit.

Purpose

This business process:

a) enables work groups / employees to feel confident that if they have genuine concerns about the safety of a task or a system of work, their concerns will be given serious consideration and they will not face recriminations.

b) allows for work to stop if there is a potential or imminent risk of an accident or incident arising;

c) can be applied for example, by a work group / employee if they are asked to undertake a task without the required training, equipment or personal protective equipment, or if there are no adequate risk controls in the task briefing or safe system of work in place.

NOTE: This list is not exhaustive. The Network Rail Worksafe Procedure Policy Statement is in appendix A.

Document History

NR/L2/OHS/00112
September 5, 2020
Worksafe Procedure
This business process details the process for work groups / employees to deal with immediate safety problems. It applies to: a) all Network Rail business functions and all Network Rail employees;...
December 5, 2009
Worksafe Procedure
This procedure applies to all business functions within Network Rail and impacts upon all Network Rail employees. This procedure replaces the Worksafe procedure in Section 6 and Appendix B of all...
Worksafe Procedure
This procedure applies to all business functions within Network Rail and impacts upon all Network Rail employees. This procedure replaces the Worksafe procedure in Section 6 and Appendix B of all...
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