Network Rail's Overhead Line Equipment OLE Infrastructure

Our Ref: HSR/2/5
Head Office Circular: NP/311/21
19th August 2021
To: The Secretary

Dear Colleague,


Further to Head Officer Circular NP/193/21, entitled “Kensal Green OHL Incident- Level 3 Investigation Report”, dated 3rd June 2021, at its meeting on 17th August, 2021, your National Executive Committee noted and adopted the following report from its Health and Safety Sub-committee:

We note the correspondence from ORR on file.

The General Secretary is instructed to re-name this file “Network Rail’s Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) infrastructure”.

The General Secretary is instructed to write to:

Network Rail to find out what steps they are taking to implement the measures to be taken by the Company - as detailed in ORR letter

Additionally, to request that NWR move forward the date of the Kensal Green OHL Incident follow up meeting, given the ORR Improvement notice

ORR asking why not all the steps outlined in our letter of 13th July 2021 were addressed in his Improvement Notices and why two separate improvement notices were addressed in the same letter when merging them together in this way confuses matters.
Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions. Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary