Britain's railways are among the safest in Europe, and our approach to data, analysis and evidence-based decision making is highly regarded. We are now investing and upgrading in the next generation reporting systems and risk models to deliver further improvements in health and safety.
RSSB is modernising safety reporting services across the rail industry, to make it easier for companies to report and track safety incidents and investigations, in a programme is called SMIS+. This aims to create a new on-line system exploiting commercial off-the-shelf, state of the art, safety management software.
Work is now well underway to replace the existing systems which RSSB members use, including 'SMIS' and 'Close Call', where the technology used has become out-of-date and expensive to maintain. Increasingly the rail companies who use these systems want to be able to move away from paper-based reporting and be in a position to log and access data via mobile devices using the latest technology and software.
The first main release of the new system is scheduled for 30 November 2016, and RSSB is keeping member contacts and industry groups up-to-speed about progress and advice on how to prepare.