In addition to annual reports, RSSB produced a report on
improvements in train accidents in 2009. This summarised the overall reduction in risk to passengers and staff from train accidents in the ten years up to October 2009, the associated improvements in engineering and safety, and the industry positions which supported this state.
Incident Factor Classification System
The Incident Factor Classification System is a module of
SMIS that allows the conclusions from RAIB and non-RAIB accident investigation reports to be grouped and analysed.
The aim is to support industry in reducing recurrence by looking at common causes and seeking solutions which may be transferred from other areas and even – in time – other industries.
From 2002 until
RAIB became fully operational in 2006, RSSB (and its predecessor Railway Safety) was responsible for extracting lessons from accidents by investigating their causes.
The resulting reports made recommendations to industry parties to help stop similar accidents happening again. These parties were required to consider the recommendations and take appropriate action.
RSSB Formal Inquiry reports and summaries
Though the cycle of safety planning and performance reporting it is essential to ensure that safety continues to improve. Much of the industry's learning comes from investigations into accidents and incidents.
The more significant accidents (involving loss of life or potentially significant consequences) are investigated by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) as safety authority, and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).
From 2002 until RAIB became fully operational in 2006, RSSB (and its predecessor Railway Safety) was responsible for extracting lessons from accidents by investigating their causes.
RSSB's Formal Inquiry recommendation and full reports
Formal inquiry recommendation reports from 2003-2005 can be found on SPARK.
RSSB's formal inquiry full reports are also available on
SPARK to RSSB members only.