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RSSB member consultation 2017

In its review of RSSB External link last year, the ORR recommended that RSSB and the GB rail industry should agree a 'New Settlement' where RSSB regularly consults on its business plan and work priorities. In return the industry needs to commit to resourcing RSSB facilitated groups and committees to provide expert input to our work.

We have developed a one year and a three-year proposal for the priority work streams we believe we should deliver. But have we got it right?

On 24 January 2017, we launched a consultation seeking your views on;

  • Proposals for a 'New Settlement' between RSSB and members
  • Our understanding of your strategic requirements from RSSB
  • Headline work programme for 2017-18
  • Proposed work priorities for 2018-20

The consultation is set out on our dedicated consultation website and is alsoavailable to download as a PDF.

A webinar was also held on 24 January 2017 to help members and their teams understand more about the consultation proposals with a facility to ask questions.  

The deadline for all consultation comments is 1800hrs on Tuesday 21 March 2017.

Four independently facilitated focus groups have been organised to review and challenge our understanding of your requirements, headline work programme and future priorities in relation to each of the work priority areas as follows:

  • Day one - Thursday 23 February
  • 10:00 – Health, safety and wellbeing
  • 13:00 – Sustainable development
    • Day two - Tuesday 28 February
  • 10:00 – Standards
  • 13:00 – Research, innovation and RTS
  • Invitations are being sent to a selection of members and stakeholders to ensure that a wide range of views and opinions are represented at the focus groups.

    When this consultation is complete, we will adjust the plan appropriately. Our staff will then work with the many industry experts that lend their time to RSSB to deliver the plan and our Board will take responsibility for assuring the organisation delivers what has been agreed.

    RSSB is here to help, but we can do so only if you give us a little of your time to guide our work.  If you wish to speak to our Chief Executive personally to discuss any aspects of the consultation, please call Mark Phillips on 020 3142 5312 or email

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