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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 workstreams 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:

  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Sustainable development
  • Standards
  • Research, innovation and RTS

This consultation is now closed.

Thank you to all those that have responded to our Fit for the Future member and stakeholder consultation. Your feedback on the consultation proposals is extremely important to help make sure we understand your needs and priorities.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reviewing your responses, along with the outputs from the complementary four focus groups that were held in February.  Once we have understood what you have told us we will then look to make the necessary changes to improve the way we work with you.

We will provide you with an update in June and also at the forthcoming Regional Engagement Days Then in July, we will confirm our finalised work programme for 2018/19, your priorities for future years and the plan for agreeing with you our business plan for 2018-19.

We are also committed to keeping you regularly updated on our performance.  To make that meaningful, we intend to develop and publish suitable metrics, KPIs, and targets.  These will help you understand how efficiently and effectively we are delivering the work programme that you have endorsed.

Once again, thank you for your input which will help us to deliver a better RSSB for you.

If anyone wishes to make a late submission please can they contact John Abbott, Director of External Engagement, to make the necessary arrangements.

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