RSSB has tools, guidance and expertise to help you develop your safety management system to optimal effectiveness.
Key requirements under the Railway and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations (ROGS) are for duty holders to develop and maintain a safety management system (SMS), have a valid safety certificate or safety authorisation, and make sure the railway system is safe by working together.
Your SMS includes all of your organisation’s arrangements for assuring and improving safety. ROGS give transport undertakings and infrastructure managers a duty to develop SMSs that:
- Are capable of controlling all the risks arising from the running of the transport system
- Are adapted to fit the size and nature of the business
- Describe how they run their operations safely.
Ongoing reviews of, and where necessary adjustments to, the SMS are essential to keep the system effective.
Safety risk management
A business will be safe if its people manage risks effectively every day. RSSB offers guidance on the legislative framework and resources to help you manage risk.
On this page, we have a number of tools to help ensure that your SMS operates to an adequate standard, and resources to help you improve performance.
SMS analysis and monitoring
These tools will help you make decisions about where to invest time, resource and funds to improve safety and performance.
Collaboration between industry leaders is essential at all levels to deliver a better, safer railway. We support collaboration by facilitating a number of key cross-industry risk and capability groups. These groups directly influence the work we do to equip industry to better collaborate on risk reduction strategies and continuous improvement programmes. The areas for, and potential benefits from, collaboration are described in the industry’s health and safety strategy document Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway (LHSBR). The strategy has been developed by leaders of the rail industry to provide a framework for the collaborative improvement of health and safety performance on the railway.