Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway - FAQs
Answers your frequently asked questions about how LHSBR is implemented and its effects.
The rail health and safety strategy ‘Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway—A strategy for working together’ addresses the challenge the industry currently faces in making the next big step change in managing health and safety on GB rail network. GB rail companies have adopted a proactive approach to safety management over the last 20 years and this has delivered significant performance improvements that now make our railway system the safest in Europe. However, this performance has plateaued and we recognise that a number of areas of health and safety still have the potential for considerable improvement. RSSB has brought the industry together and delivered a framework and focus that enable it to deliver the improvements needed. The strategy sets out 12 risk priorities, and 9 areas of underlying safety management capability, which will be targeted for cross-industry collaborative improvement over the next 10 years.