The purpose of this guidance includes:

Who is this guidance for?

This guidance is for anyone who has duties to carry out trespass risk assessment and anyone involved in carrying out risk assessment or making decisions based on trespass risk assessment activity, such as those involved in tackling and preventing route crime. Therefore, it does presume that the user will have some experience of carrying out risk assessments.

The guidance is for duty holders: Network Rail, British Transport Police, freight operating companies and train operating companies. The types of roles typically involved are: depot managers, route crime managers, infrastructure project managers, operations risk advisors, mobile operations managers, route operations control, community support managers, and route workforce health and safety advisors.