If you build, operate, or maintain rolling stock or other railway vehicles, you are required by law to have a safety management system (SMS).
Safety management systems should help you to manage risk and mitigations in terms of both safety and health. As such they should take into consideration the requirements of:
- the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations (Miscellaneous Amendments) 2013
- the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- the ORR's Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3)
- the recently published ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety
As well as looking at your own company's performance, you should also be collaborating with others in the industry. The areas for, and potential benefits from, collaboration are described in the industry's health and safety strategy document
Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway (LHSBR).
The programme has recently delivered Guidance on the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessmention Guide, and LHSBR Progress Report No4 (an update on implementation of the industry strategy). During 2018-19 the programme will be reviewing its whole range of safety management guidance products and services. A new Railway Industry Standard on accident investigation (RIS3119) will be published in September 2018. A project to update Taking Safe Decisions is already underway; this will include information about Common Safety Methods and other recent safety legislation.