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Safety Performance Reports

Rail remains one of the safest forms of transport, and the industry has a track record to be proud of. This page provides access to the Annual Health and Safety Report (AHSR) 2019/20, Periodic Safety Summaries and other regular safety performance reports.

Annual Health and Safety Report 2019/20

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about profound change, with reduced services and trains carrying far fewer passengers. What hasn't changed is our commitment to keeping everyone who uses our railway and everyone who works on it healthy and safe.

Rail remains one of safest forms of transport, and the industry has a track record to be proud of. Britain’s railway is the safest of the top 10 biggest railway systems in the EU, and there has not been a train accident involving a fatality to passengers or the workforce on-board a train for over 13 years. However, there are still areas of risk that need focus from industry to effect improvements.

This video covers the key messages from this year’s AHSR.

 

The Annual Health and Safety Report 2019/20 combines the latest information on health and safety performance, operational learning, and risk reduction initiatives. It takes into account reports to the Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis Service (CIRAS). It also gives an overview of progress in implementing the strategy in Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway (LHSBR). We identify where things have gone well and some areas of concern. 

This year the AHSR is supported by 14 topic-specific reports: 

  1. Workforce health and wellbeing
  2. Public behaviour
  3. Station operations
  4. Occupational road risk management
  5. Level crossings
  6. Fatigue risk management
  7. Workforce safety
  8. Infrastructure asset integrity
  9. Work-related violence and assaults
  10. Train operations
  11. Freight 
  12. Rolling stock asset integrity
To find out more about the data used within these reports, please see the Data transparency document.

briefing presentation is available for RSSB members and affiliates to download and use within their organisations.

Previous issues of the of the Annual Health and Safety Report, previously known as the Annual Safety Performance Report (ASPR), can be accessed on SPARK.

Periodic safety performance reports

These reports provide information on fatalities, reportable train accidents and accident precursors for the period in question. Graphic representations of trends are also included. We use the latest information available when producing safety updates, based on data available at the time of running the report. This is subject to change if further information becomes known; therefore, small differences may occur between updates.

Summary of Safety Performance 2020-2021 - Period 5 (restricted to members and affiliates)

Reports from earlier years are available on SPARK

Signals Passed at Danger and Train Protection and Warning System Report

A report summarising signals passed at danger (SPAD) performance and Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) activity can be accessed by RSSB members here.

Precursor Indicator Model

The Precursor Indicator Model (PIM) measures the underlying risk from train accidents.  This is updated periodically and can be accessed by RSSB members here.

Resources

Annual Health and Safety Report 2019/2020
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Safety Summary 2020 - 2021 Period 5
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Previous Safety Summaries 2020-2021
Annual Health & Safety Report
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Annual Health and Safety Report 2019/2020 - Presentation
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