RSSB is a not-for-profit company owned by major industry stakeholders. The company is limited by guarantee and is governed by its members and a Board.
RSSB was established in April 2003, implementing one of the core sets of recommendations from Lord Cullen's public inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove accident. RSSBs method of operation is laid down in RSSB’s
Constitution Agreement. You can also view copies of the Articles of Association which incorporates the Memorandum of Association.
The Constitution Agreement and Articles of Association were approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 8 February 2018, to take effect on 1 April 2018.
A further revision and Member Consultation will be required in 2018 to revise the funding mechanism ahead of Control Period 6.
Our formal arrangements for working with you are set out in the
Constitution Agreement, which regulates the operation and management of RSSB.
Our Member Charter sets out how we wish our relationship to work with you.
Annual Report 2017
RSSB’s Annual Report for 2016/17 highlights the work we done for the industry and some of the successes of the year. Key highlights include;
RSSB Business Plan 2017/18
RSSB Business Plan sets out what we will deliver this financial year and is themed by the 5 strategic objectives set by the RSSB board. The plan addresses the important needs and priorities identified by members and stakeholders and states how we will deliver support by focusing on the activities which have the potential to drive the biggest improvements across the rail industry.
Annual Review Summary 2016/17
Annual Review Summary provides a headline overview of RSSB including the work we have already delivered to help improve sustainability, health, safety and standards within the industry. The summary also shows how research and innovation by RSSB is helping support the Rail Technical Strategy.
RSSB members can read theRSSB Annual Report for 2016/17, to learn more about the successes of the year.
Mission, vision and strategic objectives
The Company’s primary objective is to support its members (the rail industry) to achieve their objectives of improving safety and performance and value for money across the industry, with a focus on:
- Reducing safety risk so far as is reasonably practicable
- Increasing capacity (where appropriate)
- Improving operating performance and customer satisfaction (where appropriate).
The company will fulfil its Primary Objective through the delivery of functions and services in accordance with the Principles of Operation and as set out in Strategic Business Plan.
The following diagram shows RSSB's mission, vision and 2017-2020 strategic objectives. Click the image to enlarge it.