RSSB’s supports the rail industry to continually improve its safety performance. Our principal activities include managing a research and development programme; developing, agreeing, and maintaining standards; and providing insight, analysis and guidance on railway systems, safety, and health. We work in areas where different parts of the industry need to collaborate to achieve safe working practices or improve aspects of their performance.
Our staff include many of the industry’s experts across the major disciplines that make up the railway. We collect, model, and analyse data for the industry; we develop standards for the industry; and we commission and conduct research to address tactical and strategic issues that the industry is facing. We also explore the potential of existing and future technologies that could benefit the industry and its customers.