The Rail Safety and Standards Board is the independent safety, standards and research body for Great Britain’s rail network. We work across Britain’s evolving railway to improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability.
Our purpose is to help our members keep Britain moving with safer, smarter rail.
Our six strategic business areas to support rail organisations with the wider challenges and changes facing the industry: Safer Rail, Healthier Rail, Harmonised Rail, Efficient Rail, Future Rail, and Sustainable Rail.
Through research, insight and support, we help our members see opportunities for new ways of working to make a difference. And that helps them make smart investment decisions, to keep evolving, and make improvements that benefit our members, their employees and their customers.
Our formal arrangements for working are set out in the Constitution Agreement, which regulates the operation and management of RSSB.
The Constitution Agreement and Articles of Association were approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 8 February 2018, which took effect on 1 April 2018.
On 14 May 2021, a revised version of RSSB’s Constitution Agreement was approved at the Extraordinary General Meeting and would be effective from 1 April 2021.