NR/L3/CIV/006 ISSUE 1
Handbook for the Examination of Structures
|Publication Date:||5 September 2009|
This handbook applies to Network Rail owned or managed Structures including Major Structures and Outside Party Structures and Shared Structures.
This issue of the handbook includes the following Parts:
1. General requirements;
5. Retaining Walls;
6. Coastal and Estuarine Defences;
11A Reporting of examinations in CARRS.
Other Parts are being developed for issue later in the year.
Health and safety requirements applicable to operational and occupational safety and emergency evacuation requirements are outside the scope of this handbook.
This handbook does not define the organisational and commercial responsibilities for delivering the requirements and recommendations of this handbook.
The purpose of this handbook is to define the requirements and provide recommendations for:
• examination of Structures;
• recording and reporting the findings of an examination;
• identifying actions and remedial works that need to be undertaken so that there is no unacceptable risk to the safety or performance of a Structure as a result of its condition.