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Contents (2008 - 97)
Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 25 November 2017 at 12:47)
Part 1 Section 7
7   Rail safety work
(1)  Any of the following classes of work is rail safety work for the purposes of this Act:
(a)  driving or despatching rolling stock or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock,
(b)  signalling (and signalling operations), receiving or relaying communications or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock,
(c)  coupling or uncoupling rolling stock,
(d)  maintaining, repairing, modifying, monitoring, inspecting or testing:
(i)  rolling stock, including checking that the rolling stock is working properly before being used, or
(ii)  rail infrastructure,
(e)  installation of components in relation to rolling stock,
(f)  work on or about rail infrastructure relating to the design, construction, repair, modification, maintenance, monitoring, upgrading, inspection or testing of the rail infrastructure or associated works or equipment, including checking that the rail infrastructure is working properly before being used,
(g)  installation or maintenance of:
(i)  a telecommunications system relating to rail infrastructure or used in connection with rail infrastructure, or
(ii)  the means of supplying electricity directly to rail infrastructure or to any rolling stock using rail infrastructure or to a telecommunications system,
(h)  work involving certification as to the safety of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock,
(i)  work involving the decommissioning of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock,
(j)  work involving the development, management or monitoring of safe working systems for railways,
(k)  work involving the management or monitoring of passenger safety on, in or at any railway,
(l)  any other work that is prescribed by the regulations to be rail safety work.
(2)  The regulations may exclude a class of work, or work included in a class of work, referred to in subsection (1) from being rail safety work for the purposes of this Act.