Useful Health and Safety Resources on the Web


Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)

Her Majesty’s Railway Inspectorate (HMRI)

Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)


Rail Industry

Railway Safety and Standards Board

OPSWEB is the website of the rail industry's Operations Focus Group (OFG), the industry's body charged with leading the drive to reduce operational risk on the UK rail network.

OPSWEB is the successor to SPADWEB which was targeted at SPAD risk. The site has been broadened to cover the wider range of operational risk, providing more information on other issues, and not those solely connected with SPADS.

You will find descriptions of what particular operation risks are, some of the reasons why they occur and what the rail industry is doing to prevent them here.


ETF Locomotive Drivers' Advisory Group

European Transport Federation's (ETF) Locomotive Drivers Advisory Group (LDAG) Guidance Document, European Cab Ergonomics, February 2018


Independent Bodies

Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS)



The TUC has put together a number of leaflets, guides and forms to help health and safety reps do what they do best - keep the workplace safe and healthy.

Trades Unions Congress (TUC)

The TUC’s health and safety web pages

The TUC’s free, weekly e-newsletter RISKS (sign up here)


International trade union confederations

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

European Transport Workers Federation (ETF)



Hazards: The best health and safety magazine for union reps in the UK

Please consider getting your branch to subscribe to hazards magazine


Campaigns and support organisations

Hazards Campaign

Hazards Conference

Hazards magazine’s global resource for Workers Memorial Day, April 28th


Hazards Campaign’s resources for Workers Memorial Day in the UK

UK National Work-Stress Network

RSI Action


Disability UK


Responding to Traumatic Incidents

The RSSB has produced a guide to supporting employees following a traumatic incident. ASLEF supports and has been involved in the drafting of this guidance.

Reps who are members of RSSB SPARK can also access further resources on the RSSB website here.


Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS)

The RSSB has made available through their website information on the TPWS Strategy with an brief overview, board papers and slide presentations.


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