Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway
Britain's railway system is one of the safest and most intensively used rail networks in the world. Our good safety performance has been achieved by highly competent people, by close co-operation between teams and companies, the adoption of advanced health and safety management systems, and the effective application of technology.
This performance is commendable. We have accomplished it at the same time as record numbers of passengers and freight customers are using the rail system, and major investment programmes are being implemented.