Level Crossing Safety Manager at Network Rail

What does a Level Crossing Safety Manager do?

As a level crossing safety manager, you’ll be key to keeping people safe around level crossings and the railway. Level crossings are usually controlled by barriers and lights to stop vehicles from passing through when a train is moving on the railway. Network Rail manages and maintains all the level crossings in Britain.

You’ll be Network Rail’s expert on level crossing safety. To keep your knowledge up to date you’ll research ways to improve the safety of level crossings. Once you’ve spotted important ways to improve the level crossing you’re working on, you’ll take a lead on planning, development and implementation of projects to improve level crossing safety.

Public awareness is a big part of reducing risks on the railway! Part of your role will be to create level crossing safety awareness campaigns. These campaigns help the public be more aware of how to stay safe. They’ll help the public understand the importance of level crossings, too.

DID YOU KNOW? There are around 7,000 level crossings in use on Network Rail’s managed infrastructure and 1,500 on public roads used by vehicles.


Usually you’ll work full-time, five days a week. On occasion, you may be required to work on weekends. You may get the chance to travel to level crossing sites and take part in a wide range of events too.

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