Latest Update on Delivering SMIS to Industry

Key enhancements have been made to SMIS which are set to further improve the user experience and rail companies' to access to business intelligence.

The Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS) has been built on 20 years’ of methodical data collection and analysis, combined with the mature reporting culture that has developed alongside, make information sharing possible.  This supports national and local safety monitoring and has enabled the development of sophisticated risk models – many of these being powered by SMIS.

This means SMIS plays its part in helping the rail industry to fulfil the vision of risk intelligence that a world class railway needs, efficiently provided to the right people in the right format and at the right time.

The decisions and investment made in the new SMIS are now starting to pay off as there is a now a sturdy, reliable, footing on which to build industry’s Health and Safety Platform, and begin to entertain a more ambitious and rewarding vision for data and risk capability.

We have upgraded to the latest version of the Coruson software which is the online software platform for SMIS – this was successfully implemented in the last weekend of October and resulted in new functionality, improved screen design and significant performance improvement.  For example, a new SPAD form now opens within 10 seconds (previously 15+), submitting within 5 second (previously 8) and re-opening a form now approx. 3 to 5 seconds (previously 8).
We are also planning further improvements in the near future:

  • We have started exploring the potential to enable rail staff to input directly into SMIS.   A small pilot is underway, and if successful, we will be expanding this in early 2019 – more detail to follow then
  • A long-standing issue where sub-forms cause data corruption is being solved and subject to further testing, is set to be fixed by March 2019
  • New functionality is also set to be introduced in March 2019

For more detail, you can download a list of what’s changed in the new software release.

More information

If you’re a SMIS user and you have any questions about how to use the system please email: where a team will be available to ensure that your query is directed to the right place and ensure that you are kept up to date.

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