Railways must consult on safety

Britain’s railway industry must learn from its mistakes when it comes to
health and safety, not retreat into a shell, the HSE has urged.

Timothy Walker, director- general of the HSE, said it was vital staff,
passengers and safety representatives all had a chance to contribute to the
debate on how to improve safety on the railways in the wake of the Hatfield
rail crash.

"Without safety, and a public perception that the railway is safe,
there will be neither performance nor growth. The industry – including the HSE
– must not cut itself off from the wider world."

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