Rail Safety Act 1993 No 50
Repealed version for 22 February 2002 to 7 February 2003 (accessed 21 December 2014 at 23:48)
Schedule 1

Schedule 1 Notifiable occurrences

(Section 56)

Part 1 Occurrences directly affecting persons

1   Occurrences involving death

Any accident or incident involving the death of a person while that person was on or in the proximity of railway tracks or other infrastructure. The requirement to notify applies in respect of the death of any person (including passengers, other members of the public, railway employees and trespassers) and in respect of any cause of death (including accident, suicide and ill health).

2   Occurrences involving permanent incapacitating injury

Any accident or incident involving a permanent incapacitating injury (eg, loss of sight or of a limb) to a person (including a passenger, other member of the public, railway employee or trespasser) while the person was on or in the proximity of railway tracks or other infrastructure.

3   Occurrences involving temporary incapacitating injury

Any accident or incident involving a temporary incapacitating injury (eg, an injury which necessitates absence from work of longer than 3 days) to a person (including a passenger, other member of the public, railway employee or trespasser) while the person was on or in the proximity of railway tracks or other infrastructure.

4   Other occurrences involving persons

Any occurrence, not included within items 1–3, in which a person:
(a)  falls off a railway platform, bridge or structure, or
(b)  falls between a train and a platform, or
(c)  falls from a train during the running of a train, or
(d)  falls on steps, escalators or level customer areas on railway premises, or
(e)  is struck by a train or other unit of rolling stock, or
(f)  is struck by an object thrown at or from a train, or
(g)  is assaulted on railway premises, or
(h)  is struck by dangerous goods or affected by gases or fumes on a railway, or
(i)  is struck by, or receives a shock from, electricity on a railway or on railway premises.

Part 2 Occurrences affecting railway infrastructure or rolling stock

5   Collisions resulting from rolling stock equipment irregularities

Any collision as the result of irregularities in equipment on rolling stock (eg, involving brakes, swinging doors, vehicles fouling gauge etc).

6   Collisions resulting from track obstruction

Any collision as the result of track obstruction (eg, involving livestock, rock or fill, water flooding, plant or equipment fouling track etc).

7   Collisions resulting from safeworking staff irregularities

Any collision as the result of safeworking staff irregularities (eg, involving clearance points, crew performance, shunting irregularities, pass signal at stop, protection of worksite, single line working irregularities etc).

8   Collisions resulting from wrong side signals

Any collision as the result of wrong side signals.

9   Collisions at level crossings

Any collision at a level crossing.

10   Collisions resulting from track irregularities

Any collision as the result of track irregularities (eg, involving heat buckle, track centres etc).

11   Collisions resulting from track structure failure

Any collision as the result of track structure failure (eg, involving structure collapse, worn points, cutting or side fill failure etc).

12   Collisions resulting from vehicle loading irregularities

Any collision as the result of vehicle loading irregularities (eg, involving unsecured doors or loads, out of gauge irregularities etc).

13   Collisions after derailments

Any collision after a derailment (eg, involving vehicles fouling track, driver not warned, signal protection, site protection etc).

14   Derailments resulting from rolling stock equipment irregularities

Any derailment as the result of irregularities in equipment on rolling stock (eg, collapsed or defective wheel bearings, faulty wheels or axles, faulty brakes etc).

15   Derailments resulting from track obstruction

Any derailment as the result of track obstruction (eg, involving vandalism, discharge of load on the main line, related track maintenance work etc).

16   Derailments resulting from safeworking staff irregularities

Any derailment as the result of safeworking staff irregularities (eg, involving crew performance, shunting irregularities, signal manipulation, incorrect route, pass signal at stop, protection of worksite, uncleaned points etc).

17   Derailments resulting from wrong side signals

Any derailment as the result of wrong side signals (eg, involving false proceed indications, phantom signal indications etc).

18   Derailments resulting from track irregularities

Any derailment as the result of track irregularities (eg, involving heat buckle, track centres, joints pulling apart or points or crossing irregularities etc).

19   Derailments resulting from track structure failures

Any derailment as the result of track structure failure (eg, involving broken rails, spread road, rail wear, bridge collapses, subsiding embankments etc).

20   Derailments resulting from vehicle loading problems

Any derailment as the result of vehicle loading problems (eg, involving uneven loading, unsecured loads, overloading etc).

21   Derailments resulting from excessive vehicle speed

Any derailment as the result of excessive vehicle speed (eg, involving crew performance, track geometry design, speed board irregularities etc).

22   Derailments resulting from track geometry exceedent

Any derailment as the result of track geometry exceedent (eg, involving irregular alignment, irregular superelevation or top, broken joints, train-track dynamics etc).

23   Derailments resulting from collisions

Any derailment as the consequence of a collision (eg, involving damaged rolling stock, damaged structures, damaged track etc).

24   Derailments resulting from signal equipment irregularities

Any derailment as the result of signal equipment irregularities (eg, involving multiple signal indications, vandalism etc).

25   Fires

Any fire affecting railway infrastructure (including premises) or rolling stock.

26   Explosions

Any explosion affecting railway infrastructure (including premises) or rolling stock.

27   Equipment failures

Any failure of an axle, bearing, wheel or tyre on a train, tram or other unit of rolling stock which results in the vehicle being unfit to travel.

28   Accidental division of train

Any accidental division of a train.

29   Rail fracture

Any fracture of a rail in the permanent way.

30   Rail buckling

Any buckling of a rail in the permanent way.

31   Failure of tunnels, bridges or elevated structures

Any failure of a tunnel, bridge or elevated structure or any part of a tunnel, bridge or elevated structure which endangers or could endanger the safe operation of the railway.

32   Failure of signal structures or fixed signalling electrical systems

Any failure of a signal structure or any part of the fixed signalling electrical system which endangers or could endanger the safe operation of a railway.

33   Trains or rail vehicles passing signals at stop

Any incident involving a train or rail vehicle passing a signal at stop which endangers or could endanger the safe operation of the railway.
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