RSSB’s in-house SMIS development team has been looking at how the personal accident and injury forms can be improved to reduce the time it takes to enter data into SMIS. This has been done with the SMIS data entry users, the SMIS Advisory Group and subject matter experts.
The new Personal Accident form was implemented in January 2021 and has about 50% fewer fields making it easier to complete. The new form design has also reduced the average screen loading time by around 90 seconds per form making it even quicker to complete. In addition, this change will deliver long-term benefits which include the ability to export data from other safety management systems directly into SMIS.
Over-time, these improvements will allow organisations with bespoke control logging and other safety management systems to export their data directly into SMIS. This should result in further improved efficiencies in how safety events are reported and processed in SMIS.
A rolling programme of improvements to the rest of the SMIS data entry reporting forms is now underway. The next batch of forms to be simplified include public behaviour, SPADs and operating incidents, train incidents and infrastructure faults.
For further information about the new Personal Accident Form, including input guidance and FAQs, please see the Personal Accident Form general guidance or watch the webinar. Alternatively, you may raise a ticket through our customer portal and request additional support from the RSSB Service Desk.
Further details will be issued to all SMIS users as these improvements to SMIS data entry are progressed.