Safety on the tracks

EEAST RRVs and amb on scene

We get called to incidents on railway lines across the region, which are often in very difficult and challenging circumstances. 

These are by their nature very dangerous places to work and you must always ensure the environment is safe to enter and work in before getting near the railway tracks.

Therefore, if you get sent to an incident on a railway, please always first contact EOC before proceeding onto or alongside the railway tracks. The EOC will confirm if it is safe for you to proceed. If EOC do not confirm that it is safe to proceed, please wait until you get this clearance from them – your safety is paramount. Once you are clear of the tracks you will need to re-contact EOC to let them know, so they can liaise with Network Rail and the other emergency services.

At this point please do not re-enter the tracks without again checking with EOC that it’s safe to do so.

Published 29th September, 2016

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