You are on page 1of 4

5

The SRM templates, which are produced to help transport

If you would like any further information, assistance or training

operators create a comprehensive risk profile for their

in the use of the SRMv6 and its associated outputs, please

Information
bulletin
operations in support of their safety management activities,

contact George Bearfield, safety risk assessment manager on

are due to be released in August. A tool for undertaking

020 3142 5464 or risk@rssb.co.uk. We welcome feedback

Cost-Benefit Analysis in accordance with Taking Safe

from users of the bulletin or templates and are keen to hear

Decisions and ORR guidance is also in the final stages

about our members particular needs for risk information,

of development.

models and tools.

C O M M U N I C AT I N G W I T H O U R M E M B E R S A N D S TA K E H O L D E R S

J A N U A RY / F E B R U A RY 2 0 11

RSSB to publish M & EE Group Codes of Practice

this issue...
Summary of safety
performance in 2010.......... 01

Summary of safety
performance in 2010

Independent review of
RIDDOR reporting.............. 02
Introducing the Close

From 1 was
Augustthe
2009
RSSB
will be
publishing
documents
2010
third
year
running
with
no passengertheorcontent). See
Call System........................ 02
produced
by
the
M&EE
Networking
Group
on
the
rgsonline
http://www.rgsonline.co.uk/Pages/M_and_EE.aspx
RED 28 Risk at the
workforce fatalities in train accidents, and showed reductions in
Platform/Train Interface...... 03
website
(www.rgsonline.co.uk).
train accidents and fatalities to members of the public at level
signalling
For further information aboutRevised
the publication
of documents
crossings.
standards........................... 03

The M&EE Networking Group is dedicated to the sharing of


contact Marie Marks at marie.marks@rssb.co.uk
The RSSB Standards
Three members of the workforce
At the same time there were more
professional
engineeringatand
railway operationswere
information
Programme........................ 03
fatally injured, compared with
fatalities
to passengers
stations,

one
workforce
fatalities
andto
Signals
and to provide
a focus
the railPassed
industry relating
to in 2009.
For further information aboutEvents.
M&EE .Networking
Group
..............................
03
at
Danger.
The
overall
performance
operational and technical safety of plant. It is a At
meeting
of
the
documents
contact
Mick
James
at
mick.james@rssb.co.uk
six, the total number of fatalities
should be viewed in the context of
occurring
to members of the public,
professional
heads
of
mechanical
and
electrical
engineering
increasing passenger usage, with
and not involving trespass or suicide,
and operations
from infrastructure
onlevels
having increased
by around contractors operating
Railway Group
was the lowest for more than 10
Standards changes
25%
over
the
last
five
years.
track machines outside of possessions, Networkyears.
Rail, RSSB,
Four of the fatalities occurred
For details of changes to Railway
level
crossings, compared with 13
The
headlines
for 2010 were:
the Rail
Plant Association,
London Undergroundatand
elected
Group Standards view the Latest
for 2009.
representatives
For the third year
succession,
frominother
infrastructure renewal companies,
Updates page on the
RGS Online
Date
Event
Location
website www.rgsonline.co.uk
At 306, the number of category A
there were no passenger or
plant owners, and manufacturers/suppliers of plant and
SPADs for 2010 was higher than the
workforce fatalities in train accidents.
technical services.
22 The
Septlevel
Freedom to Train Workshop
York
261 occurring in 2009.
Nine passengers died in separate
You can subscribe to Information
of SPAD risk stood at 76% of the
incidents. All occurred in stations.
Bulletin on the RSSB website.
September
2006 baseline, compared
http://www.rssb.co.uk/
The
M&EE
Networking
Group
produces
Codes
of Practice as
This is the highest number since
30 Sept
DRACAS Seminar
RSSB London
with
63%
at
the
end
of
2009.
Publications/Lists/infosubform.
2004.
(Defect reporting and Corrective Action System Seminar)
good
practice for all members of the industry and they have
aspx
Fatalities arising from trespass
previously
At 26, theonly
number
potentially
been of
available
on several disparate websites.
and suicide totalled 258 in 2010,
higher-risk train accidents (PHRTAs)
For more information on these RSSB organised events,
compared to 266 in 2009.
was the lowest recorded; and
please contact Stella Okezie, conference manager on
Incompares
order to make
Codes
of Practice available to a wider
with the
42 for
2009.
020 3142 5329 or stella.okezie@rssb.co.uk
audience, RSSB has agreed to publish them (though the
A copy of the overview of safety performance 2010 report can be found on RSSBs
M&EE Networking Group remains responsible for all of
website at http://www.rssb.co.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/pdf/reports/
picture supplied by DB Schenker
ASPR%202010%20Overview.pdf

RSSB Events 2009

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF RSSB S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT THE

RSSB

BLOCK 2

ANGEL SQUARE

RSSB ENQUIRY DESK ON 020 3142 5400

1 TORRENS STREET

LONDON EC1V 1NY

OR

ENQUIRYDESK@RSSB.CO.UK

WWW.RSSB.CO.UK
2010
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDS
2009
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDSBOARD
BOARDLIMITED
LIMITED

5
Page 02
The SRM templates, which are produced to help transport

If you would like any further information, assistance or training

operations in support of their safety management activities,


In June 2010, RSSB was requested by the Chairman of
are due to be released in August. A tool for undertaking
Network Rail to carry out an independent review of RIDDOR
Cost-Benefit
Analysis Rail
in accordance
with
Taking Safe
reporting
by Network
staff and its
contractors.
This
followed
initial
concerns
by
the
Office
of
Rail
Regulation
Decisions and ORR guidance is also in the final stages
(ORR) about the comparative number of lost time injuries
of development.
reported
to the total number of RIDDOR major injuries being
reported and subsequent discussions with the Unite trade
union.

contact George Bearfield, safety risk assessment manager on


The report confirms that significant under-reporting has taken
020 3142 5464 or risk@rssb.co.uk. We welcome feedback
place and estimates that between 500 600 RIDDOR
from users accidents
of the bulletin
templates
are keen
to and
hear
reportable
wereornot
reportedand
between
2005
2010.
Some
of
the
under-reporting
relates
to
misinterpretation
about our members particular needs for risk information,
of the RIDDOR requirements, but the majority is explained by
models
tools.
staff
andand
contractors
choosing not to report accident events.
This was caused by both real and perceived pressure, and in
some cases fear, felt by Network Rail staff and contractors if
they reported accidents.

operators create a comprehensive


risk profile of
for their
use of the SRMv6 and its associated outputs, please
Independent
review
RIDDORin thereporting

On 25 January, RSSB handed the report of its independent


RIDDOR review to Network Rail Chairman Rick
Haythornthwaite. The report details
& the unintended
consequences of management actions designed to improve
safety and to increase the efficiency of contracting.

The reason this was not identified by Network Rail itself

because it believed that the significant efforts it was


RSSB to publish M EE Group Codes ofwasPractice

What is RIDDOR?
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) require deaths,
certain injuries (including being unable to do the full range of
their normal duties for more than 3 days after an accident),
instances of specified diseases and specified dangerous
occurrences that arise out of or in connection with work
activities to be reported to the Office of Rail Regulation.

making to improve safety, including investment in protective


clothing, quantified targets and league tables, were driving
the numbers of accidents down. Now that Network Rail
has changed its internal guidance on reporting, the level of
RIDDOR reporting has returned to more expected levels.
RSSB was asked to consider whether the presence of
monetary bonuses was a driver to the under-reporting of
injuries. The review found no evidence of a link between
under-reporting and Directors or senior managers bonuses.
The full report is now available on the RSSB website.

Introducing the Close Call System


A
key 1
function
a good
Safety
Management
System
From
Augustof
2009
RSSB
will be
publishing documents
is to prevent accidents through the understanding and
produced by the
M&EE Networking
onthe
theaccidents
rgsonline
management
of accident
precursors,Group
before
occur.
The
recording and monitoring of Close call incidents
website
(www.rgsonline.co.uk).
has been identified as a means of helping this process.
At the request of Network Rail and its contractors, RSSB
The M&EE Networking Group is dedicated to the sharing of
has been developing a new internet based system that will
professional
engineering
and railway
operations
allow
the industry
to centrally
record and
analyseinformation
Close Call
incidents.
This
will
be
known
as
the
Close
Call
System.
and to provide a focus to the rail industry relating to
A
Close Call
has
been defined
the Network
Rail project
operational
and
technical
safety by
of plant.
It is a meeting
of the
team as an event that had the potential to cause injury
professional
heads
mechanical
and call
electrical
engineering
or
damage..
Theof
definition
of close
excludes
near
misses
with trains
or infrastructure
other on trackcontractors
plant machinery
which
and operations
from
operating
onwill continue to be reported into the Safety Management
track machines outside of possessions, Network Rail, RSSB,
Information System (SMIS).
the Rail Plant Association, London Underground and elected
Initially the Close Call system will be used by Network Rail
representatives
from
infrastructure
companies,
and
its contractors
forother
capturing
close callrenewal
data relating
to
the
activities
of
track
workers.
If
the
system
proves
to be
plant owners, and manufacturers/suppliers of plant and
successful, it is the intention to roll it out to the rest of the
technical services.
industry so that it can becomes a fully inclusive, centrally
The M&EE Networking Group produces Codes of Practice as
good practice for all members of the industry and they have

accessed
industry
the content).
See resource for learning from close call
incidents.
http://www.rgsonline.co.uk/Pages/M_and_EE.aspx
Validated Close call data will be made available in the Safety
Management Information System (SMIS) for users to analyse
through
theinformation
new SMIS about
Visionthe
intelligence
and
For further
publication
of knowledge
documents
software.
contact Marie Marks at marie.marks@rssb.co.uk
There will be a number of different ways a Close Call incident
can be recorded. This will include:
For further information about M&EE Networking Group
1. Any member of staff via the internet which will be
documents
contact Mick Jamesalthough
at mick.james@rssb.co.uk
www.closecallsystem.co.uk
at present this
is not active
2. Reporting a Close Call event to line managers

RSSB Events 2009

3. Possibly via a confidential telephone reporting service.


Implementation across Network Rail and its principal
contractors is scheduled for April 2011. Network Rail, who is
Date
Event
Location
responsible for all aspects of this projects communication,
guidance and training, will be providing further details to all
relevant
and
staffWorkshop
over the coming
months.
22 Septorganisations
Freedom to
Train
York
30 Sept
DRACAS Seminar
RSSB London
(Defect reporting and Corrective Action System Seminar)

previously only been available on several disparate websites.


For more information on these RSSB organised events,
In order to make the Codes of Practice available to a wider

please contact Stella Okezie, conference manager on

audience, RSSB has agreed to publish them (though the

020 3142 5329 or stella.okezie@rssb.co.uk

M&EE Networking Group remains responsible for all of

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF RSSB S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT THE

RSSB

BLOCK 2

ANGEL SQUARE

RSSB ENQUIRY DESK ON 020 3142 5400

1 TORRENS STREET

LONDON EC1V 1NY

OR

ENQUIRYDESK@RSSB.CO.UK

WWW.RSSB.CO.UK
2010
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDS
2009
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDSBOARD
BOARDLIMITED
LIMITED

5
Page 03
The SRM templates, which are produced to help transport

If you would like any further information, assistance or training

operations in support of their safety management activities,


RED is a series of programmes - distributed on DVD - that
are due
to be released
in August.
toolGB
forrailways.
undertaking
aims
to improve
operational
safetyAon
Each
programme
provides
a
reconstruction
of
an
operational
Cost-Benefit Analysis in accordance with Taking
Safe
incident and then analyses the practises and behaviours
Decisions
and ORR
guidance
is also
in the at
final
which
contributed
to the
incident
and looks
thestages
root causes
and
remedies. RED aims to drive down the level of risk
of development.
by improving standards of safety critical communication,
situational awareness and overall safety.

contact George Bearfield, safety risk assessment manager on


Operations Focus Group (OFG) will be placing particular
020 3142 5464
or risk@rssb.co.uk.
WeTrain
welcome
feedback
emphasis
on incidents
at the Platform
Interface
(PTI)
over
the
next
year.
The
latest
DVD,
Red
28,
concentrates
from users of the bulletin or templates and are keen to hearon a
dramatisation illustrating how routine events can all too easily
about in
ourtragedy
members
particular
needs
riskdispatch
information,
result
if the
procedures
forfor
train
are not
followed
to the
letter.
models and
tools.

operators 28
create acomprehensive
profile for
their
in the use of
the SRMv6 and its associated outputs, please
RED
Risk atriskthe
Platform/Train
Interface

Copies of the DVD have been circulated to company trainers


and should be briefed out to all relevant front-line staff.

For more information see www.opsweb.co.uk or email contact@redvideos.co.uk

RSSB to publish M & EE Group Codes of Practice

Revised signalling standards


GE/RT8071 Control Facilities for use During Lineside Signal
Failures, GK/RT0036 Transition between Lineside Signalling
and Other Systems of Train Control and their associated
guidance notes are scheduled to commence consultation in
February and can be viewed at
http://www.consultation.rssb.co.uk/

guidance note and will be considered by the relevant


standards committees by February.
GK/RT0075 Lineside Signal Spacing and Signage will be
published with a supporting Guidance Note in February. This
will supersede GK/RT0034 and GK/RT0038, which will be
withdrawn.

Consultation has now closed on GK/RT0009 Identification


of Signalling and Related Equipment and its associated

For more information on these Railway Group Standards contact Denise McDonald,
senior
project
manager
onbe020
3142 5568
or denise.mcdonald@rssb.co.uk
From
1 August
2009
RSSB will
publishing
documents
the content). See
produced by the M&EE Networking Group on the rgsonline

http://www.rgsonline.co.uk/Pages/M_and_EE.aspx

website (www.rgsonline.co.uk).
For further information about the publication of documents
The RSSB Standards Programme
The M&EE Networking Group is dedicated to the sharing of

The
RSSB Standards
Programme,
theinformation
full forward
professional
engineering
and railwayproviding
operations
plan for all standards change projects, will continue to be
and to provide a focus to the rail industry relating to
updated on a monthly basis and is available at:
http://www.rssb.co.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/pdf/rgs/
operational and technical safety of plant. It is a meeting of the
standards-programme.pdf
professional heads of mechanical and electrical engineering

contact Marie Marks at marie.marks@rssb.co.uk

For further information about M&EE Networking Group


documents contact Mick James at mick.james@rssb.co.uk

and operations from infrastructure contractors operating on-

For further information or any feedback on the list please contact


Taela
Walters, 2009
RSSB
Events
standards information manager, on 020 3142 5564 or email at taela.walters@rssb.co.uk.

track machines outside of possessions, Network Rail, RSSB,


the Rail Plant Association, London Underground and elected

representatives from other infrastructure renewal companies,

Date

Event

Location

technical services.
Events:

22 Sept

Freedom to Train Workshop

York

Risk Management Forum


The M&EE Networking Group produces Codes of Practice as
Date:
6 April 2011
good practice for all members of the industry and they have

30 Sept
DRACAS Seminar
RSSB London
(Defect reporting and Corrective Action System Seminar)

plant owners, and manufacturers/suppliers of plant and

previously
only been available
on several
disparate
websites.
The
Risk Management
Forum steering
group
is pleased
to present a one-day seminar on 6 April 2011 to be held at
RSSBs offices at Angel Square, London EC1. The day will
In order to make the Codes of Practice available to a wider
be divided into four sessions and each session will comprise
audience,
agreed to publish
them
short
back RSSB
to backhas
presentations
followed
by (though
an openthe

discussion
panel. AGroup
networking
reception
will end
M&EE Networking
remains
responsible
for the
all ofday
which it is hoped that all attendees will stay for.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF RSSB S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT THE

RSSB

BLOCK 2

ANGEL SQUARE

The proposed presentations are as follows:


For more information on these RSSB organised events,
New Approaches to Risk Assessment
please contact Stella Okezie, conference manager on
European Common Safety Method for Risk Assessment
020
3142 5329
or stella.okezie@rssb.co.uk
-associated
tools
and research.
Managing the Risks of Organisational Change A Nuclear
Industry approach.

RSSB ENQUIRY DESK ON 020 3142 5400

1 TORRENS STREET

LONDON EC1V 1NY

OR

ENQUIRYDESK@RSSB.CO.UK

WWW.RSSB.CO.UK
2010
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDS
2009
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDSBOARD
BOARDLIMITED
LIMITED

5
Continued from page 03
The SRM templates, which are produced to help transport
operators
create a comprehensive risk profile for their
Safety
Culture
in support
of their
safety
management
activities,
operations
Completed
the Safety
Culture
Survey
what next?
are due to be released in August. A tool for undertaking
Maintaining a positive safety culture alongside cutting
Cost-Benefit
Analysis in accordance with Taking Safe
costs,
Decisions and ORR guidance is also in the final stages
ORRs Railway Maturity Management Model.
of development.
Health

Introducing the broader concept of Occupational Health to


an infrastructure company.
Latest developments in LULs approach to occupational
&
health.

Page 04
If you would like any further information, assistance or training
in the
use ofRail
the perspective)
SRMv6 and its associated outputs, please
Network
contact
Georgeand
Bearfield,
safety
riskPerformance
assessment Indicators
manager on
Identifying
selecting
Safety

020experiences
3142 5464 or
risk@rssb.co.uk.
We welcome feedback
from
Arriva Trains Wales.
from
users of Safety
the bulletin
or templates
are keen to
Managing
Assurance
duringand
development
ofhear
a new
railway
line in Victoria,
Australia
about
our members
particular
needs for risk information,
models
and tools. content has been devised in consultation
The programme
with the ATOC Safety Forum, the Infrastructure Safety
Liaison Group and the Rail Freight Operators Group.

A non-refundable charge of 45.00 per attendee is being


made to cover lunch, refreshments, documentation and
administration.

RSSB to publish M EE Group Codes of Practice

UIC guidance on managing stress associated with critical


incidents
Assurance
Working together to seek and provide assurance (a TOC /

Additional Event for RSSB members


Exclusively for RSSB members, there will be a workshop
on the afternoon of 5 April covering the latest updates to
the Safety Risk Model and interactive discussions on the
railways approach to risk assessment.

If you would like to attend please provide your contact details to conferences@rssb.co.uk and the programme
and registration form will be sent to you. In view of the popularity of this event, and the space available, where
possible we ask companies not to register more than two delegates.

International rail research forum coming up: WCRR


Date: May 2011
From 1 August
2009open
RSSB
documents
Registration
is now
forwill
thebe
9thpublishing
World Congress
on
Railway
Research
(WCRR)
2011,
which
will
be
held
22-26
produced by the M&EE Networking Group on the rgsonline
May 2011 in Lille, France.
website (www.rgsonline.co.uk).
Under the theme of Meeting the challenges for future
mobility, more than 700 participants from all over the world
Thegather
M&EEtoNetworking
is dedicated
to the sharing
of
will
share theirGroup
expertise
and experience
and how
professional
engineering
railway operations
information
research
is helping
meet and
the challenges
ahead for
all world
railways.
and to provide a focus to the rail industry relating to

The
event provides
GB railsafety
with aofunique
to of the
operational
and technical
plant. Itopportunity
is a meeting
showcase
its
own
research,
but
more
importantly
to
learn
professional heads of mechanical and electrical engineering
from other countries. Network Rail, academics and RSSB
andall
operations
from
infrastructure
contractors
operating
onare
presenting
some
of their work
on a range
of subjects
track machines
outside
ofcontact
possessions,
Rail, RSSB,
including
reducing
rolling
fatigueNetwork
by improving
track
geometry,
overcoming
the
constraints
caused
by
nodes
on
the Rail Plant Association, London Underground and elected
the rail network and defining the training needs for future
representatives from other infrastructure renewal companies,
train drivers.
plant owners, and manufacturers/suppliers of plant and

the
See
Thecontent).
Congress
is centred around eight customer-focused
challenges:
http://www.rgsonline.co.uk/Pages/M_and_EE.aspx

A more and more energy efficient railway


For
further
information about
the
publication of documents
An
environmentally
friendly
railway
contact
Marie Marks
marie.marks@rssb.co.uk
Increasing
freight at
capacity
and services

A world of services for passengers


For further information about M&EE Networking Group
Bringing the territories closer together at higher speeds
documents contact Mick James at mick.james@rssb.co.uk
Even more trains even more on time
An even more competitive and cost efficient railway
An evenEvents
safer and more
secure railway
RSSB
2009

Date

Event

Location

technical services.
22 Sept
Freedom
to Train
York
Further information is available on the WCRR 2011 website www.wcrr2011.org
or contact
GuyWorkshop
Woodroffe, head
of research and development, at guy.woodroffe@rssb.co.uk. RSSB is the UK based member of the WCRR
organising
committee Group
and has
coordinated
theofinvolvement
GB based
participants.
The
M&EE Networking
produces
Codes
Practice as of all the
30 Sept
DRACAS Seminar
RSSB London
(Defect reporting and Corrective Action System Seminar)
good practice for all members of the industry and they have
previously only been available on several disparate websites.
For more information on these RSSB organised events,
In order to make the Codes of Practice available to a wider

please contact Stella Okezie, conference manager on

audience, RSSB has agreed to publish them (though the

020 3142 5329 or stella.okezie@rssb.co.uk

M&EE Networking Group remains responsible for all of

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF RSSB S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT THE

RSSB

BLOCK 2

ANGEL SQUARE

RSSB ENQUIRY DESK ON 020 3142 5400

1 TORRENS STREET

LONDON EC1V 1NY

OR

ENQUIRYDESK@RSSB.CO.UK

WWW.RSSB.CO.UK
2010
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDS
2009
RAIL
SAFETY
AND
STANDARDSBOARD
BOARDLIMITED
LIMITED