Some of the priority areas cover risk that is wholly generated by rail activity and is the responsibility of the relevant rail duty holders. Others cover risk that is subject to societal or individual behaviours (for example, at level crossings). While we cannot control all risks, we can try to influence and manage them.

The LHSBR quarterly progress reports give an update on what the industry is doing to meet the strategy’s aims and objectives—they include safety performance data.

Published by RSSB, with input from industry and support from the LHSBR Executive Advisory Group (LEAG), System Safety Risk Group (SSRG) and the Rail Wellbeing Alliance (RWA) this update provides an overview of the progress to implement the LHSBR strategy.

The LHSBR Quarterly progress report published in June takes the form of the Annual Health and Safety report and covers progress for the financial year 2020-21. The summary report provides and overview of the key data whilst details for each risk area can be found on their individual pages. The reports aim to:

  • share information
  • provoke discussion
  • elicit feedback
  • monitor cross-industry activity
  • improve safety, health and wellbeing performance.


This report also reflects on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and points to work the industry and RSSB are doing to understand and tackle the impact on the railway.

To improve the coverage and usefulness of future editions, RSSB welcomes feedback, particularly where stakeholders are aware of significant industry activity relevant to the strategy.