Every organisation will have its own risk profile. The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (ROGS) place duty on transport operators to conduct risk assessments and implement measures necessary that ensure the transport system is safe.
Tools and Guidance
Taking Safe Decisions
RSSB’s Taking Safe Decisions (TSD) provides guidance on how organisations can take safety into account when making decisions. Our guidance supports the application of the Common Safety Method for Monitoring and managing safety risk associated with change.
Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) weighs the expected costs of one or more options against the expected benefits to support a decision as to which option(s) should be implemented. It can be used by railway companies to assist in taking safety-related decisions.
A good understanding of risk is required to deliver a safer, more efficient and sustainable rail system. RSSB’s Safety Risk Model provides a network-wide view of risk and supports risk-based decision making.
The Risk Profile Tool provides rail companies with an informed calculation of the nature of the health and safety risk they face, allowing them to make targeted intervention that improves safety and reduces cost.
The rail industry manages its health and safety risks and responsibilities with great care. We recognise that there is more we can do in areas such as Vibration, Noise, Dusts and Emissions. The industry is working hard to develop better management techniques in these areas.