If you’re interested in rail or work in rail, RSSB can help you succeed.
We’re here to support you work more safely, efficiently and economically with the latest in standards, research and innovations in rail.
RSSB is the independent safety and standards board for rail. We provide the services and resources that you need to improve safety and performance. Our team includes around 100 top engineers, risk modellers, human factors specialists and rail professionals. We’re the foremost global experts on rail safety and standards.
Benefits of joining RSSB
Whatever interest your organisation has in the rail industry, RSSB can help increase your knowledge and help move your organisation forward.
Your first stop for performance optimisation
Our Human Factors Hub helps your people develop systems thinking, to improve their performance. The hub covers topics from safety-critical communications and taking safe decisions, to looking at the best ways to design and implement technology.
Our online Rail Carbon Tool helps you determine the carbon footprint of a rail project or activity. Use it to calculate, assess, analyse and report on carbon emissions, and to identify suitable low-carbon options in design and construction.
Your first stop for improving decision-making capability
Our G-FORCE model is a decision-making tool for those who need to make a rational, risk-based decision. It works by taking the user through a rational decision-making framework and helps them come to a logical decision.
Our know-how extends to areas that help our clients find the most suitable solutions. And, as well as the traditional disciplines of engineering, risk modelling and risk management, we offer consultancy on health and wellbeing, infrastructure and rolling stock asset integrity.
The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) helps rail buyers and suppliers do business with confidence. With more than 90 buyer members, and more than 4,000 supplier members, we’re here to provide the industry with supplier assurance that’s fit for the future.
Training courses to build, develop and refresh your people’s capabilities
Our training courses support the development of staff so that they make a positive impact on your business. Our open courses are designed for individuals and delivered through fixed curriculums. We also offer bespoke courses tailored to your needs.
"Almost on a weekly basis we are now becoming aware of the many areas that RSSB can support our business and we are now beginning to see some of those benefits come to fruition. If you, like us, are not sure how much RSSB has to offer then take a look, you may be pleasantly surprised!"
“Safety is always a large element of the contractual work we undertake for clients in the rail sector, so it is good to be invited to collaborate with RSSB. The Myton Law rail team look forward to working with RSSB to contribute to its objective of ensuring that all areas of operation are as safe as possible.”
"TfW would recommend RSSB to other organisations, because they offer expert knowledge in different fields and a place to standardise subjects. RSSB members will also benefit from utilising the resources and support available."
We’ve worked with the industry since 2003, leading research projects that have transformed the safety and efficiency of Britain’s railways. Britain’s railway is now the safest of the ten biggest railway systems in the EU. International demand for our expertise has never been higher.
How do I join?
Send us your details via our contact form, and one of our managers will get in touch to discuss your needs.
What can joining do for my business?
By joining RSSB you will benefit from our globally recognised and respected services and resources, and can attend events to network with industry peers. In addition, you may wish to take advantage of our training sessions or our expert consultancy solutions. Use our experience to shape your strategic vision, reduce risk and get to grips with industry standards.
Can non-British companies join?
Yes, joining RSSB affiliation is perfect for organisations that would like to apply cutting-edge thinking, standards, best practice and tools from the GB rail industry in other countries.
Can everyone benefit from joining?
Whether your organisation has rail experience or is just starting out, joining RSSB can help. Our knowledge base gets you up to speed with the latest industry thinking, to avoid reinventing the wheel. So you can save time and effort while ensuring that your people work safely and efficiently.