By measuring performance organisations can assess risks control and if they are achieving their goals. RSSB has developed a number of systems for the industry to report safety incidents. These systems support organisations to meet their safety management monitoring requirements, but also provide a consistent and effective way for data and intelligence to be marshalled across the industry. They deliver the opportunity to consider where effort and resources are going to be most effective to improve safety and business performance.
Tools and Guidance
Taking Safe Decisions
RSSB’s Taking Safe Decisions (TSD) provides guidance on how organisations can take safety into account when making decisions. Our guidance supports the application of the Common Safety Method for Monitoring and managing safety risk associated with change.
The document sets out key steps for developing safety performance indicators (SPIs) to support the application of the CSM for Monitoring. It provides resources to help organisations set up an SPI programme.
The Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS), is the rail industry’s online safety and business intelligence software. It incorporates the national database for recording events that occur on the rail network in Britain.
Contribute to Sharing Cross Industry Health and Wellbeing Data
RSSBs bulk upload report provides a way to share Health and Wellbeing data. Users of the data set can benchmark performance and drive rail companies to be amongst the best in the UK in Health and Wellbeing management.
RM3 is a tool developed by the ORR to assess the effectiveness of a duty holder’s SMS. Organisations can use it as a benchmark framework for monitoring continuous improvement in various aspects of risk management. The tool reinforces the importance of organisational culture as a key enabler in successful health and safety management.