- Safety guidance & research
Safety guidance and research
Our role is to provide advice and enforce the relevant health and safety legislation. As well as the provision of on site advice given by our inspectors, we can also provide written advice and guidance on how to comply with the law.
This section contains policies and guidance our inspectors use to carry out their duties plus rail safety research.
Railway inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to these publications as illustrating good practice.
This section provides a range of risk management documents.
After a major incident, a range of research information is produced. These are research reports spanning the past fifteen years.
These documents are directed at our own inspectors, but are also available to the public for information.
The technical guidance notes that will become available here have been issued by ORR with the initial intention of addressing the immediate lack of specific standards that apply to the design, construction and operation of UK tramways.