Cable breach during rail burning activity
Issued to: Network Rail line managers, safety professionals and accredited contractors
Date of issue: 17/04/2023
Location: Totnes, Devon
Contact: Mark Dobson, Programme Engineering Manager, Route Services
Colleague unknowingly hits cable leaving them in
a state of shock and taking down the signalling power.
What are the benefits of pre work surveys and risk assessments regarding potentially vulnerable equipment?
What work do you have planned that might affect cables?
The outcome of these surveys and risk assessments may influence where tasks such as the one in this incident are undertaken.
What checks do you do before starting work, to make sure that you don’t disturb cables?