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RSSB Websites & Online Services

These websites are fully or partially hosted by RSSB and other organisations within the rail industry to you with useful resources and tools.

Incident Reporting


    CIRAS operates as a totally independent unit within the Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB), benefitting from having full access to RSSB research and reports on health and safety issues within the rail industry.  
    Read more about the Confidential Industry Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) on​.

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  • NIR Online

    National Incident Reporting - Online is a secure website which grants registered user the ability to comply with the Railway Group Standard (RGS) GE/RT8250 ‘Reporting High Risk Defects’, an established process originating from the privatisation of the UK rail industry.

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  • RSSB corporate consultations

    ​This site hosts non-standards consultations and engagement run by RSSB. Standards consultations are listed on our Consultation and Stakeholder Register.
    This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.

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  • Consultation & Stakeholders Register

    The Consultation Stakeholder Register contains details of all Railway Group standards (and associated documents) consultations managed by RSSB that are currently underway or recently completed.

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Industry Resources and Knowledge sharing


    SPARK enables the rail industry to find and share knowledge. It consists of a library of over 20,000 research projects, papers and publications from organisations and individuals throughout the industry and academia. SPARK gives users the opportunity to contribute their own knowledge or browse contributions from the international rail community. SPARK now incorporates the RSSB Human Factors Library.          

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  • Rail Research UK Association

    ​The Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) is a partnership between the British rail industry and UK universities. Established in 2010, RRUKA builds on a recent resurgence in university-based railway research, and seeks to enhance already strong collaborative relationships between academia and the railway industry.

    The core activities of RRUKA are funded by RSSB and Network Rail.


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    Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme (RISAS) has been designed by the rail industry to ensure that duty holders and other major customers, such as ROSCOs, are able to rely upon common third party assessments by accredited Railway Industry Supplier Approval Bodies.


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  • Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

    ​The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is designed to be the single entry point for suppliers to the rail industry. Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RISQS as its supplier qualification service.  RISQS helps suppliers sell in to the GB rail industry by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services.

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  • Safety Culture Toolkit

    Safety Culture Toolkit is RSSB’s one-stop-shop for safety culture assessment, improvement and good practice exchange. 


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  • Industry Safety Leadership Group

    ISLG is a leading forum for GB railway contractors to work together and with the wider industry to improve health, safety and environmental performance, share experiences, good practice and knowledge.

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Selected external rail sites

  • The Department for Transport

    The Department for Transport work with agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

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  • Office of Rail and Road

    The Office of Rail and Road is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways.

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  • Rail Delivery Group

    The Rail Delivery Group bring together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2, providing services and support to groups of members to enable passenger and freight operators and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers.

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  • Network Rail

    Network Rail is the owner and operator of most of the rail infrastructure in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

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  • Railway Industry Association

    The Railway Industry Association represents UK-based railway suppliers to the world’s railways.

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  • Rail Accident Investigation Branch

    The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is the independent railway accident investigation organisation for the UK. It investigates railway accidents and incidents on the UK's railways to improve safety, not to establish blame.

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  • Rail Freight Group

    ​Rail Freight Group (RFG) is the leading representative body for rail freight in the UK, with a membership which includes some of the biggest names in logistics along with many smaller companies, all of whom contribute to the success of rail freight. RFG's members include ports, terminal operators, property developers, equipment suppliers and support services.

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  • Transport Scotland

    The national transport agency for Scotland, delivering the Scottish Government's vision for transport.​

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  • British Standards Institute

    BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit.

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  • Heath and Safety Executive

    HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.

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  • Rail Plant Association

    The Rail Plant Association (RPA) is a limited liability company and was launched 1999.  The main purpose of the RPA is to look after the interests of its members who hire specialist plant and equipment for use on the railway infrastructure.

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  • European Union Agency for Railways

    The European Union Agency for Railways replaces and succeeds the European Railway Agency (ERA).

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  • International Railway Safety Council

    ​The International Railway Safety Council provides a forum for an in-depth exchange of experience and lessons for improving rail safety and is exclusively devoted to rail safety issues. 

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  • Rail Alliance

    ​As the rail sector’s largest dedicated B2B networking organisation, the Rail Alliance is all about bringing customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together. It is a membership organisation that sits at the very heart of the rail supply chain.

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This document is hosted on SPARK


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