Who We Are
The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) was established in 2003, based on key recommendations from Lord Cullen's public inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove accident. Our core purpose is to actively help the industry work together to drive improvements in the GB rail system.
RSSB is a not-for-profit company owned by major industry stakeholders. The company is limited by guarantee and is governed by its members and a Board. Its method of operation is presented in RSSB’s Constitution Agreement and the Memorandum of Association are incorporated in the Articles of Association.
Since 2003, we have been helping our members to make an evolving railway safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
Our formal arrangements for working with you are set out in the Constitution Agreement, which regulates the operation and management of RSSB. Our Member Charter sets out how we wish our relationship to work with you.
The Constitution Agreement and Articles of Association were approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 8 February 2018, which took effect on 1 April 2018.
On 14 May 2021, a revised version of RSSB’s Constitution Agreement was approved at the Extraordinary General Meeting and would be effective from 1 April 2021.
Whether you are based in the UK or overseas we have the services and expertise to support your growth. Find more information on our membership section.