Road Risk Data and Analysis

This section provides information on when a road traffic collision involving an employee travelling for work purposes should be reported into SMIS, and a library of published quarterly road risk safety performance reports containing data & analysis, learning from operational experiences and rail industry sector updates on collaboration road risk reduction/improvement programmes.

When should a road traffic collision be reported into SMIS?

SMIS defines the reporting scope for road traffic collisions as being:

“all physical injuries to…members of workforce employed by or contracted to the Infrastructure Manager or Railway Undertaking while travelling by road vehicle, including taxis, for work purposes. This covers any road travel in connection with a work activity, other than commuting between home and normal place of work.”

The RSSB Annual Safety Performance Report 2017/18, states:

“Road driving refers to any member of the workforce travelling by means of a motorised vehicle between sites while on duty, or travelling to and from their home to a non-regular place of work, including door-to-door taxi provision. It does not include commuting, which is defined as being from their home to their usual place of work.”

Towards better reporting of road traffic collisions (RTCs) provides further guidance on the reporting scope of road risk:
“This covers all RTCs resulting in injuries involving an infrastructure manager or railway undertaking employee or contractor’s employee while travelling by road vehicle for work purposes; that is to say, any occasion when a road vehicle is being used in connection with a work activity, other than commuting between home and normal place of work. Note that road vehicles include motorcycles and pedal cycles.”

Extract from Towards better reporting of road traffic collisions (RTCs).

Work related road driving diagram
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