Train Accident Risk Group

    The purpose of the TARG is to understand and review the proportion of total system risk relevant to its scope.

    Scope

    The group is required to:

    • Monitor the effectiveness of current control arrangements
    • Identify and sponsor improvement opportunities including research and RSSB-facilitated products and services
    • Learn from and promote good practice
    • Facilitate cooperation
    • Respond to requests from SSRG and other cooperative forums
    • Consider future developments that may impact its risk (horizon scanning).

    Message from the chair

    TARG is a cross-industry group which collaborates on the risks arising from train operations and the safety of workforce.  Using the RSSB train accident precursor indicator model, the group has identified five key risk areas which, along with an ongoing focus on SPADs and the embedding of the SPAD Risk Reduction Strategy, form the focus of the group’s meetings.

    Membership

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

    • trade unions
    • passenger train operators
    • freight and other non-passenger train operators
    • infrastructure managers and owners
    • RSSB
    • Department for Transport (observer)
    • Office of Rail and Road (observer).
    Chair of committee: Paul Rushton , Abellio East Midlands Limited
    RSSB main representative: Chris Harrison , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    Other Members
    Company
    Representing
    Other members
    Andrew Murray
    Network Rail - Eastern Region
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Dan Ryder
    Harsco Rail Ltd
    Suppliers
    Matthew Bendell
    Network Rail Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Graham Nicholas
    GTR Enterprises LTD
    Other Chair
    Garry Hassell
    RMT
    Trade Union
    Keith Shepherd
    Office of Rail and Road
    Office of Rail and Road
    Robin Marie
    Department For Transport
    DfT
    Stuart Johnson
    Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
    DfT
    Gary Portsmouth
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Paul Rushton
    Abellio East Midlands Limited
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    William Westcott
    RSSB
    Trevor Parkin
    Abellio East Midlands Limited
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Paul Ashton
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Daniel Mann
    Rail Delivery Group
    Passenger Train Operating Company
    Nicholas Edwards
    DB Cargo (UK) Limited
    Non Passenger Train Operator
    Neil Henry
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Infrastructure Manager
    Julian Weatherall
    Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
    Trade Union
    Paul Brennan
    Freightliner Limited
    Non Passenger Train Operator
    Chris Harrison
    Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd
    RSSB
    Andrew Hourigan
    Aslef Trustee Company Limited
    Trade Union
    Paul Atherford
    Abellio East Anglia Limited
    Passenger 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.
    William Westcott
    Tel: 0203 142 5692
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