B307 Network Rail Safety Advice NRA24-03

Defective hand grip on Jafco Controlled Keying Hammers

Issued to: All Network Rail line managers, safety professionals and accredited contractors
Ref: NRA24-03
Date of issue: 15/02/2024
Location: National
Contact: Route Services Helpdesk



Due to a change in manufacturing process, the rubber hand grip on these two keying hammers, manufactured after July 2023, are not bonded to the fibreglass shaft.

Users have reported that these hand grips can become detached in normal use.

This could result in the hammer injuring or striking people and / or equipment if it becomes detached.

The hammer pictured in Fig 01 shows a detached hand grip.



B307 NWR Safety Advice NRA24-03

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