Work is almost complete on the first phase of the rail industry’s new on-line safety reporting system, capable of marshalling far greater amounts of incident data, analysis and business intelligence.
The core functions of the rail industry’s new Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS) have been built and tested, while the business intelligence and report download capabilities are nearly complete and just await final testing.
The launch schedule has also been extended to ensure the system properly meets industry’s requirements, expected early in the new year.
The new system marks the first step in replacing the increasingly outmoded technology used to power the industry’s risk and reporting systems. The system currently in use was introduced in 1997 and no longer offers the potential sought after by rail companies in order for them to make the next step change in health and safety risk control.
RSSB’s Director of System Safety, George Bearfield said: This is a large-scale change project and yet only the first step. A great deal has been achieved so far, testament to the high levels of cooperation, openness and teamwork across the industry. We’ve had very positive feedback about the programme and the shared commitment to embrace the new SMIS has been reinforced by industry taking ownership of the change and putting next generation risk management into practice. Everyone’s looking forward to the first phase roll-out after Christmas.