On 1 April 2006, responsibility for health and safety policy and enforcement on the railways transferred from HSC/E to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). This transfer affects the regulation of the operation of railways and other guided transport systems, including heritage, metros and light rail systems. HSC/E will retain responsibility for guided buses and trolley vehicle systems.
Please go to the Office of Rail Regulation website for more information.
HSC Chair Bill Callaghan thanked HSE Railways for their work at HSE in a speech on the transfer of responsibility for railway health and safety to the Office of Rail and Road.