814. Health and safety on the railways; in general.

The provisions of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work Act 19741 have been extended in relation to any railway, tramway or trolley vehicle system, or any transport system using any other mode of guided transport2. In general, the Office of Rail and Road, and not the Health and Safety Executive has enforcement responsibilities with regard to safety on the railways3.

Various health and safety regulations have been made with respect to railways, including the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 19974, the Railway Safety Regulations 19995, the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2001