Safety Management Intelligence System Advisory Group

    Scope

    The Advisory Group should add value and promote best practice through:

    • Influencing and initiating changes to the system(s)
    • Providing input to the Supplier and the System Owner(s)
    • Providing expertise and an expert forum for the system(s)
    • Promoting consensus, enabling rapid communication/consultation thereby reducing lead times for changes
    • Appointing experts to the ‘List of Experts’
    • Nominating representatives to the Advisory Panel
    • Facilitating improvements in data quality
    • Determining training requirements and monitoring the training provided
    • Organising and supporting initiatives to improve communications amongst users
    • Improving system documentation.

    Message from the chair

    The SMIS Advisory Group functions as an advisory group, representing SMIS user interests and presenting industry advice to RMCG and to RSSB’s SMIS Core Focus Strategy. RSSB will communicate its proposed SMIS priorities, strategies and plans to the group for discussion and feedback. The group would also support the SMIS Core Focus Strategy by engaging industry participation in activities such as UAT, training and providing advice on all things ‘SMIS related’ including guidance, documentation and data quality.

    The objectives for this group in 2020 is to support RSSB with our SMIS Core Focus Strategy which aims to make SMIS easier to use, improve its performance and stability, and get more value from the information in it.

      Membership

      The group’s membership is made up of the following industry categories:

      • passenger train operators
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
      • RSSB

      The person who should attend the User Group should able to implement and influence changes to SMIS input/data extraction processes.

      This could be the manager of a team of SMIS inputters, an experienced data analyst, or the only SMIS user within an organisation.  This person will be the key contact used by RSSB to disseminate information, gain opinion on changes to SMIS, etc. Ideally only one person per organisation should attend.

      Chair of committee: Iain Ferguson
      RSSB main representative: Jeff Brewer , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Other Members
      Company
      Representing
      Other members
      Matt Ealden
      London North Eastern Railway
      Supplier
      Iain Ferguson
      London North Eastern Railway
      Chair
      Siona Vass
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Lucy Pitman
      Abellio Transport Group Limited
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Paul Sizer
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Sarah Cox
      Abellio East Midlands Ltd
      Train Operating Company
      Cheryl Ritchie
      Direct Rail Services Limited
      Supplier
      Francesca Abraham
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Jeff Brewer
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      Supplier
      Michael Jarvis
      GB Railfreight Limited
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Martin Catchpole
      MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited
      Train Operating Company
      Neil Duggan
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Jay Heavisides
      RSSB
      Tushar Ghia
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Alex Moor
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Joana Duraes
      Colas Rail Ltd
      Non Passenger Train Operator
      Abda Hanif
      First Group PLC
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Nicola Faulder
      RSSB
      Mark Potter
      Network Rail Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Kathryn Taylor
      London & South Eastern Railway Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Marcus Dacre
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Andrew Littlejohns
      Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
      RSSB
      Jack Rush
      Volkerrail Limited
      Infrastructure Contractor
      Hayley Rance
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Joana Duares
      Ian Sankey
      Great Western Railway Limited
      Train Operating Company
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Industry Groups Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      Stephanie Lavy
      Tel: 020 3142 5469
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