F: Specialist activities
Supporting information to complement this section can be found in the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) standards catalogue or the Network Rail Safety Central website:
2.1 An explanation of how the ROGS Regulations apply to safety critical work is contained within ORR publication Safety critical tasks – Clarification of ROGS Regulations requirements (Railways safety publication 4).
2.4.2 Workers who successfully undergo PTS training receive a Keypoints – Personal track safety (PTS) health and safety booklet outlining safe working procedures and their responsibilities when working on the railways. A PDF copy of the booklet is available online.
2.5.2 In recognition of these serious risks the Construction Plant-hire Association and Network Rail have developed guidance for tower cranes and mobile cranes alongside railways, which are free to download from their website:
5.3.1 For safety precautions that need to be observed when working over or near to water using an articulated boom mobile elevating work platform, refer to the HSE information sheet The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms (GEIS6).
6.3 A safety, health and environmental agreement is available for use by house builders intending to work together to ensure the safe development of the main infrastructure in respect of traffic and pedestrian management and public safety throughout the works.
6.6.3 The Structural Timber Association (STA) publishes free guidance documents that can be downloaded from their website, including 16 steps to fire safety, which promotes good fire practice on timber-frame construction sites.