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TermDefinition
HSEFormerly the Health and Safety Executive; merged with HSC from April 2008
HSWAThe Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
ILGGRIThe International Liaison Group of Government Railway Inspectorates
Infrastructure managerIn relation to infrastructure other than a station, is responsible for developing and maintaining that infrastructure or, in relation to a station, is responsible for managing and operating that station, except that it shall not include any person solely on the basis that he carries out the construction of that infrastructure or station or its maintenance, repair or alteration; and manages and uses that infrastructure or station, or permits it to be used, for the operation of a vehicle see The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
IRSEInstitution of Railway Signal Engineers
KPIKey performance indicator
LocomotiveAny railway vehicle which has the capacity for self-propulsion (whether or not the power by which it operates is derived from a source external to the vehicle) see The Railways Act 1993
LOLERLifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
LULLondon Underground Ltd
MHSWRManagement of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
NEBOSHNational Examining Board in Occupational Safety and Health
NRESNational Rail Enquiry Service
OLEOverhead line electrification equipment
PACTSParliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
PPMPlanned preventative maintenance or Percentage of passenger trains arriving within a specified lateness
PSRPermanent speed restriction
PTAPassenger transport authority
PTEPassenger transport executive
PUWERProvision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
RAIBRail Accident Investigation Branch
Railway undertakingEuropean term means railway undertaking as defined in Directive 2001/14/EC, and any other public or private undertaking, the activity of which is to provide transport of goods and/or passengers by rail on the basis that the undertaking must ensure traction; this also includes undertakings which provide traction only. UK legislation uses term transport undertaking
RGSRailway Group Standard
RIARegulatory impact assessment required by the Government for any proposal fro regulation that has an impact on businesses, charities or voluntary bodies.
RIACRailway Industry Advisory Committee advises the ORR Board on railway health and safety matters.
ROGSRailways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006
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