Taking Safe Decisions

Taking Safe Decisions provides guidance on aspects of good practice on how to take decisions that are properly grounded in risk-based evidence, and that protect the safety of rail industry staff, passengers and others, satisfy the law, and respect the interests of stakeholders, whilst remaining commercially sound.

Every policy, investment or operational decision taken by the GB railway industry impacts safety in some way.  Keeping people safe costs money, but that should be embraced as part of a company’s business planning, and safety should be thought of as an integral part of a business, not an add on feature.  It is therefore vital that decision-making processes consider safety effectively.

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