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RSSB and the rail industry

 

RSSB Mission

Through research, standards, analysis and insight, RSSB supports our members and stakeholders in driving improvements in health & wellbeing and delivering a safer, more efficient and sustainable rail system.

Vision

To be a centre of excellence, valued by its members and stakeholders as an essential contributor to their success.

How we work

Being influential through our independent, evidence-based approach, built on strong technical capability, and the enabling of collaborative member and stakeholder engagement for the benefit of the whole rail system.

Strategic priorities

  • Supporting healthy and safe collaboration and informing industry decisions to reduce risk and harm
  • Supporting enhanced performance and efficiency updating standards, modernising systems, informing and enabling innovation
  • Supporting the application of sustainability principles by collating and sharing tools and best practice.

Objectives

  • Healthy and safe
  • Establish a framework and systems that promotes health & safety collaboration and informs decisions to reduce risk and harm.
    • More efficient
  • Update standards, modernise systems and publish research yielding benefits.
    • Sustainable

  • Embed sustainability principles in industry strategies, collate and share best practise to publicly show rail as a sustainable system. 
  • Enablers

    • Technical excellence
  • Sustain a reputation for technical excellence with a critical mass of skills for today's and the future railway.
    • Impact and influence
  • Realise a step change in the appreciation of value and application of RSSB products and services across a wider membership.
    • Member focussed
  • Deliver products and services that enable members to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • What we do and what we don't do

    What we
    do

    • Support our members in the GB rail industry to cooperate to achieve their objectives

    • Provide support and facilitation for cross industry activities such as supporting cross industry working groups and committees

    • Play a key role in helping industry manage system safety including measuring safety performance and managing risk

    • Manage industry-wide programmes of research, development and innovation in cooperation with Department for Transport, Network Rail and other partners.
    • Develop and publish appropriate standards and guidance, including the Rule Book, to help the industry meet legal obligations flexibly and efficiently.

    • Achieve clarity about working with Technical Specifications for Interoperability and coordinating input to the development of TSIs.

    What we
    don't do

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