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SMIS+ Developing the Safety Management Intelligence System

​​​SMIS+ is delivering next generation safety reporting technology for the rail industry, making it easier for people to collect information, and extract intelligence.

Modernising safety reporting capability is a key part of the industry's health and safety strategy, and will make it easier for companies to report and track safety incidents and investigations, and so provide the right risk information in the right format to the right people at the right time.

We are creating a completely new cloud-based on-line system exploiting commercial off-the-shelf, state of the art, safety management software, which will replace both the existing Safety Management Information System (SMIS) and Close Call systems.  These currently rely on costly and outmoded technology.

The new system will be called the Safety Management Intelligence System.

This represents a huge change to what's been used in the past, with more intuitive and workflows connecting users so it's easier for them to collaborate to complete tasks, as well as a new risk-based data structure and new business intelligence software, meaning users can create their own reports more easily.

So while the name is similar, still spelling out 'SMIS', this is a completely new system, denoting a transformation in system capability to the rail industry. 

Phase 1 will be rolled out imminently and a roll out date will be issued in due course. The first phase will replace the current SMIS system so that SMIS users are able to do exactly the same things that they do today.

Phase 2 will be rolled out later in 2017 and replace the existing Close Call system, delivering the ability to record and track 'close calls', as well as the ability to use mobile devices.

What’s happening now?

The SMIS+ Programme Team is working with all member organisations using SMIS, to get ready for Phase 1, supporting a smooth transition from the 'old' SMIS, when it is switched off. 

User testing and training opportunities will give people the chance to provide feedback and to help familiarise themselves with the way the new Safety Management Intelligence System works before it goes live.

Read more about SMIS+ technology delivering a new cloud-based, on-line, state of the art, safety management software. 

Read about the vision for how SMIS+ will make a difference and find out how SMIS+ is being delivered through cross industry collaboration. 

More information

For further information and regular updates on SMIS+ please contact the SMIS+ Programme team via email at

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