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To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of the report by the Rail Safety and Standards Board, Fatigue and its contribution to railway incidents, and, if so, whether it has noted that one of Network Rail's 10 key incident factors is exposure to environmental stresses including vibrations.

Answered by Derek Mackay (10/03/2016): The Scottish Government takes the safety of Scotland's Railways very seriously and expects all employers to carry out their duty of care to ensure that their employees are not exposed to undue stresses or fatigue that would impair their ability to carry out their duties, so far as is reasonably practicable.

The Railway Safety Regulator - the Office of Road and Rail has the responsibility for monitoring the safety performance of Network Rail and holding them to account, with enforcement if necessary. This includes ensuring that Network Rail implements its duty of care with respect to the health of their workforce.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 10/03/2016
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