Registered

Railway Legislation News

News and updates on emerging and evolving railway legislation in the areas of safety, interoperability and health and wellbeing.

Significant news will be mentioned in our monthly news digest Your RSSB. Subscribe to receive a copy

November 2019

Safety

Guidance on the ECM Regulation

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779 on a system of certification of entities in charge of maintenance (the ECM Regulation) applies from 16 June 2020. RSSB and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have each published guidance that will help those that must comply with the requirements. The ORR guidance provides an overview of what must be done and RSSB’s guidance gives details on how to go about it. 

More information

Guidance on the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997

Guidance on the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997 has not been re-issued since publication by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 1997. The ORR is seeking stakeholders’ feedback on whether updated guidance would be useful and what form it should take.

Many aspects of the current guidance may be adequately covered by other recent health and safety legislation and guidance. For this reason, the ORR is keen to understand if stakeholders prefer updated guidance targeted at specific areas or a more general policy statement. The closing date for comments is 24 January 2020.

More information

Guidance on the Railway Safety Regulations 1999

Since publication by the HSE in 1999, Guidance on the Railway Safety Regulations 1999 has not been re-issued. The ORR is seeking stakeholders’ views on whether updated guidance would be useful and what form it should take. Since other recent health and safety legislation and guidance may provide adequate coverage of the current guidance, the ORR is keen to understand stakeholders' preference for the guidance. In particular, if stakeholders prefer updated guidance targeted at specific areas or a more general policy statement. The closing date for comments is 24 January 2020.

More information

October 2019

Consultations

National Technical Specification Notices

The Department for Transport (DfT) has made amendments to the draft National Technical Specification Notices (NTSNs) as result of the amendments to the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) in June 2019. This is to ensure that the NTSNs retain the same requirements that are in force in TSIs at the point of the UK's exit from the European Union. These changes are highlighted in yellow in the latest versions of the NTSNs on RSSB’s website. Comments on the draft NTSNs should be made to the DfT as soon as possible.

More information

Log in or register to keep reading
Register for free individual access
  • Unlock research, articles and more
  • Get updates on RSSB’s activities

 

 

 

 

Need some help?
To talk to us about accessing RSSB content or corporate membership:
X
Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Confirm