How we prioritise our work
The work we do is planned in consultation with our members and is guided by our Board. We make both medium- and short-term (annual) plans that will benefit the industry as a whole and our members.
We question potential activities to test how well they meet the needs of our members, the reputational risk and the implication to rail safety. These are then balance against our technical ability to undertake the work, clarity of scope, and availability of funding. Weighing up these aspects enables us to prioritise effectively within the constraints of delivering an affordable service to you.
The weighting we use is biased strongly towards meeting our members’ needs. This is our primary consideration. We also look at the wider industry needs; the importance of joining-up where needs may span gaps between the needs of individual members.
RSSB’s unique position and strength mean complexities created by disparate views or objectives brought by multiple stakeholders is the space in which we operate effectively, and we work across the whole industry to reach consensus and deliver solutions.