RIS-3119-TOM Iss 3
Accident and Incident Investigation
Summary Of Changes
The Rail Industry Standard has been revised at Appendix H7 to align with the new sub-categories available in the Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS) for recording Human Performance and 10 Incident Factors, enabling more detailed classification of causes.
Appendix P has been revised to provide additional guidance and clarity on levels of signal passed at danger (SPAD) investigations and who is the lead investigator.
Appendix K has been revised to clarify the structure and content of investigation reports, specifically the ‘factors for consideration’ section.
Amendments have been made to guidance to encourage industry to collaborate on one joint investigation.
Minor amendments have been made to improve clarity and consistency, with references to documentation or legislation updated.
The changes will support higher quality investigations. More focused classification of causes will improve trend information, assisting industry learning, and reducing incidents. The financial benefit is expected to be around £340,000 over five years.
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