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System Safety Risk Group

Scope

The purpose of the System Safety Risk Group (SSRG) is to understand 100% of system safety risk, identifying areas for improvement, facilitating safety cooperation across the industry including sharing good practice and horizon scanning to identify potential threats and opportunities.

Terms of Reference

This page is under review and will be updated shortly. 

If you have any questions or wish to contact SSRG please email SSRG@rssb.co.uk.

Committee Information

  • Chairman:

    Andy Cooper, CrossCountry Trains
  • RSSB representative:

    John Abbott
  • Meeting manager:

    SSRG@rssb.co.uk on 0203 142 5350

Sub-groups

Membership

The SSRG has members representing these industry stakeholders:

  • Network Rail
  • Passenger train operators/ATOC
  • Freight operators
  • Infrastructure companies and on-track machine companies
  • RSSB
  • Suppliers
  • LUL/TfL
  • Rolling stock operating companies
  • The British Transport Police (observer members)
  • Office of Rail and Road​ (associate member)
  • Trade Unions (associate member).
members list
Name Company Representing Member type
Andrew Cooper CrossCountry Trains Committee Chair
Allan Spence Network Rail Network Rail / Infrastructure Managers Deputy Chair
Andy Barnes Rail Delivery Group Passenger Train Operators Member
David Clarke Railway Industry Association Suppliers Member
Gary Cooper Rail Delivery Group Passenger Train Operators Member
George Bearfield RSSB RSSB Member
Jack Pendle VolkerRail Ltd (OTM/OTP rep) Infrastructure Contractor Member
Jeremy Hotchkiss Department for Transport Government Member
John Abbott RSSB RSSB Member
John Collins Angel Trains Ltd Rolling Stock Owners Member
Phil Hibberd DB Cargo Rail (UK) Ltd Non-Passenger Train Operators Member
Seamus Scallon First Group PLC Passenger Train Operators Member
Sharon Vye-Parminter South West Trains Ltd Passenger Train Operators Member
Stewart Firth Network Rail Network Rail / Infrastructure Managers Member
Stuart Webster-Spriggs VolkerRail Group Ltd Infrastructure Contractor Member
Tim Sayer Stagecoach Rail Passenger Train Operators Member
Tracey Hammond RSSB - Programme Manager RSSB Member
Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden British Transport Police Police Associate member
Dave Bennett ASLEF Trade Unions Associate member
Johnny Schute Office of Rail and Road Regulator Associate member
Paul Clyndes RMT Trade Unions Associate member
Ron Jenks TSSA Trade Body Associate member
Steve Coe TSSA Trade Unions Associate member
Asst Chief Constable Mark Newton British Transport Police Police Alternate
Dan Mann Rail Delivery Group Passenger Train Operators Alternate
Des Lowe Cross Country Trains Passenger Train Operators Alternate
Gary Hassle RMT Trade Body Alternate
Jim Lupton Railway Industry Association Suppliers Alternate
John Battershall DB Cargo Rail (UK) Ltd Non-Passenger Train Operators Alternate
John Gillespie Office of Rail and Road Regulator Alternate
Lisbeth Fromling Network Rail Network Rail / Infrastructure Managers Alternate
Mark Hicks Angel Trains Ltd Rolling Stock Owners Alternate
Michael Holder ASLEF Trade Unions Alternate
Paul Conway Network Rail (OTM/OTP rep) Network Rail / Infrastructure Managers Alternate
Rob Jenks TSSA Trade Unions Alternate
Stuart Haden ARUP Suppliers Alternate

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