You will find useful guides and documents here to help keep you safe. If you have any questions, please contact the HSEQ team on 0333 011 2048.
This guide is designed to remind you of the dangers and hazards of working in a Railway Environment; it is your route to safe working on or near the line.
Network Rail Standards
The aim of Network Rail’s standards is to achieve a safe, high performing and cost-efficient railway system.
NR/L2/OHS/019 Simplification - Standard Change Briefing
NR/L2/OHS/019 Issue 12
Rule Book Handbooks
These handbooks cover the rules, which must be applied in certain situations by Sentinel track safety card holders. Make sure you have up to date copies of the Handbooks for the competencies you hold.
Handbook G1- General Safety Responsibilities and Personal Track Safety for Non-Track Workers
Handbook 1 - General duties and track safety for track workers
Handbook 2 – Instructions for Track Workers who use Emergency Protection Equipment
Handbook 3 – Duties of the Lookout and Site Warden
Handbook 4 – Duties of a Points Operator and Route-setting Agent – Moving and Securing Points by Hand
Handbook 5 – Handsignalling Duties
Handbook 6 – General Duties of an Individual Working Alone (IWA)
Handbook 7 – General Duties of a Controller of Site Safety
Handbook 8 – IWA, COSS or PC Blocking a Line
Handbook 9 – IWA or COSS Setting up Safe Systems of Work Within Possessions
Handbook 10 – Duties of the COSS or SWL and Person in Charge when using a Hand Trolley
Handbook 11 – Duties of the Person in Charge of the Possession (PICOP)
Handbook 12 – Duties of the Engineering Supervisor (ES) or Safe Work Leader (SWL) in a Possession
Handbook 13 – Duties of the Person in Charge of the Siding Possession (PICOS)
Handbook 14 – Duties of the Person in Charge of Loading and Unloading Rail Vehicles during Engineering Work
Handbook 15 – Duties of the Machine Controller (MC) and On-track Plant Operator
Handbook 16 – AC Electrified Lines
Handbook 17 – DC Electrified Lines
Handbook 18 – Duties of a Level Crossing Attendant
Handbook 19 – Work on Signalling Equipment – Duties of the Signalling Technician