Rail staff could soon be using a mobile app to refer to safety critical rules and procedures, thanks to an RSSB-led programme to modernise the Rule Book.
The Rule Book is an essential reference for the 120,000 rail staff responsible for operating Great Britain’s railways, as it sets out clear instructions that must be followed.
Currently, rail staff receive paper copies or can view the Rule Book on the RSSB website, but an app will allow it to be more easily accessed and updated. Over 70% of adults in the UK own a smartphone, more than half use a tablet, and rail staff are increasingly equipped with mobile devices to help them do their job.
RSSB has appointed technical content specialists