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Industry Shared Risk Database

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Industry Shared Risk Database (ISRD) identifies shared risk areas which require a collaborative approach to risk control. It clarifies the types of operators involved and suggests the organisation most likely to be responsible for each main risk area.

The ISRD should help you in the writing of safety management systems, company procedures, and accident investigation reports.

The ISRD can be accessed at this address: External link.  Applications will then be registered by an RSSB administrator.

Important Notice to ISRD Users

The ISRD has recently begun a major re-development phase and as a result this will have the following implications for ISRD users:

  • The hazard precursors used to inform the ISRD risks is based upon Safety Risk Model v7.5 and will no long be revised and updated
  • The specific documents referenced to selected Hazard Prevention, Event Prevention and Loss Mitigation controls will no longer be maintained.
  • The ISRD control documents reference list was last updated in May 2013 to encompass revised Railway Group Standards, RSSB research publications, and Rail Accident Investigation Branch reports.   

The ISRD may still be used as guidance, however users should ensure that all references to SRM precursors and documents are validated by other means.

The ISRD is used by a range of duty holders in a number of applications:

  • To develop new safety management systems
  • Facilitate gap analysis on exiting Safety Management Systems
  • To support route specific risk assessments involving all duty holders and other stakeholders
  • Initiate ‘risk – consequence’ models
  • To aid accident and incident investigations

Further information or guidance on the ISRD please email

Industry resource

This database provides industry with a simple, user-friendly resource which:

  • Identifies shared risk that affects more than one organisation
  • Clarifies responsibility for each shared risk across 3 stages of accident causation and loss mitigation (hazard prevention, event prevention, and loss mitigation) 
  • Identifies likely control measures
  • Provides links to supporting documentation for each control measure to provide guidance on the management of shared risk.

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