Light rail operators are being urged to review their risk assessments following changes to the Highway Code that come into force on January 29.
The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is carrying out a full review of the changes before issuing its updated sector-wide guidance, where necessary. However, it says individual networks also need to look closely at the revisions.
Carl Williams, LRSSB Chief Executive, explained: “The updated Code contains amendments that may have implications for some tramway operations, particularly in relation to their interaction with other road users.
“We are currently reviewing all our guidance documents to ensure they reflect any changes relevant to the sector and these will be available to download from our growing online reference library.”
“In the meantime, operators should also check their own risk assessments in light of the changes and amend them if required.”
Further details of the changes to the Highway Code can be found here.