Technical depth and breadth

At RSSB we have a ‘whole railway’ view of the rail ecosystem. Our bespoke consultancy service provides access to some of the world’s leading experts on rail related matters. Through their specialisms, our experts provide support in relation with other dependencies like standards, regulation and assurance.

Our know-how extends to areas that help our clients find the most suitable solutions. And, as well as the traditional disciplines of engineering, risk modelling and risk management (RM3), we offer consultancy on health and wellbeing, infrastructure and rolling stock asset integrity.  

An experienced and holistic approach

With nearly two decades of experience, we are well placed to tackle the root causes of many challenges that the railway encounters. Through the Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway strategy we lead the industry in improvements and innovations to make the railways safer and healthier for all. This puts us in prime position when it comes to understanding and shaping the industry’s management of key safety risks. 

RSSB Consultancy adds significant value during the early stages of projects; to help determine the best way forward. It can optimise scope, reduce downstream delivery problems and avoid unnecessary expenditure and rework.  

We also work with other consultancies and partners to increase the value of their work, providing impartial third-party endorsement. We are not fazed by uncertainty and can work with clients from first principles, using a systematic approach to help better understand the essence of a problem. 

A legacy beyond core consultancy

We approach each task with the desire to support our clients solve their problems and achieve the outcomes that fits their specific needs. Acting as a critical friend—as proposals and programmes are developed and implemented—we upskill the organisations we work with to drive best practice. As a result, such collaborations also benefit the wider industry broaden its knowledge. 

Through our consultancy work we endeavour to empower the rail professionals we work with and aim to leave a legacy of fundamental improvement with every piece of work we do.

Regulatory and operational capability

In addition to our technical knowledge, we have considerable expertise of regulatory policy matters, both for the UK and the EU. This skill set can help with your procurement as we can advise on the technical content of contracts, before agreements are signed with governments or suppliers. This includes helping you with fundamental tasks such as understanding assurance frameworks, writing operational manuals, reviewing safety management systems and technical documents.

We are a not-for-profit organisation

The RSSB Consultancy service is delivered on a ‘not for profit’ basis in keeping with our founding constitution and corporate vision—we are committed to delivering a better, safer railway. 

As we are owned by the GB rail industry—rather than a commercial enterprise—there is no incentive to over-inflate our fees. 

To find out more about our consultancy services please contact Krystyna Pinches.

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