Safety Science

Maintaining and improving safety in the railway industry requires the expertise of many professional disciplines including: engineers, operators, safety managers and human factors experts.

Their work is supported by an increasing body of study undertaken by academics and industry safety scientists. Their combined activity covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Analysing safety data for industry, national and international trending and benchmarking;
  • Regulatory reporting and governance;
  • Developing models to predict the effect of changes in technical or human performance on overall system safety;
  • Studying human and technical equipment reliability and failure rates;
  • Methodologies and frameworks to support the development of safety cases;
  • Automated techniques for extracting safety learning from data;
  • New systems, techniques and processes for analysing and improving safety performance.
International Railway Safety
International Railway Safety
International Railway Safety