TARG exists to understand and review the proportion of total system risk relevant to its scope. The group is required to:

  • monitor the effectiveness of current control arrangements
  • identify and sponsor improvement opportunities including research and RSSB-facilitated products and services
  • learn from and promote good practice
  • facilitate cooperation
  • respond to requests from the System Safety Risk Group (SSRG) and other cooperative forums
  • consider future developments that may impact its risk (horizon scanning).

Message from the Chair

Using the RSSB train accident precursor indicator model, TARG has identified five key risk areas which, along with an ongoing focus on SPADs and the embedding of the SPAD Risk Reduction Strategy, form the focus of the group’s meetings.