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Trespass kills: the ORR perspective

January 27, 2021 RSSB Season 1 Episode 12
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Trespass kills: the ORR perspective
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Trespass kills: the ORR perspective
Jan 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 12
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In this third podcast about trespass, I talk with with David Whitmarsh, acting Principal Inspector of Railways for Scotland, about the ORR's expectations of the industry when it comes to trespass prevention.

David talks about why the ORR might decide to prosecute a railway company rather than the trespasser. He also comments on how the level of fines is calculated by the courts. He then describes what the ORR would consider to be 'good and sufficient [fences] for today's railway'; and how the new guidance on trespass risk assessment will help railway companies know whether they might be meeting those expectations.

Show notes with links to the relevant resources and some other related blog posts are available in the Blogs section of the RSSB website in The RSSB Podcast series.

Show Notes

In this third podcast about trespass, I talk with with David Whitmarsh, acting Principal Inspector of Railways for Scotland, about the ORR's expectations of the industry when it comes to trespass prevention.

David talks about why the ORR might decide to prosecute a railway company rather than the trespasser. He also comments on how the level of fines is calculated by the courts. He then describes what the ORR would consider to be 'good and sufficient [fences] for today's railway'; and how the new guidance on trespass risk assessment will help railway companies know whether they might be meeting those expectations.

Show notes with links to the relevant resources and some other related blog posts are available in the Blogs section of the RSSB website in The RSSB Podcast series.