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LRSSB experts take to the stage at high-profile events

4 Apr 2024

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Enhancements to tramway safety have been highlighted during two recent events for experts working in the wider rail industry.

Representing the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board, Laura Reardon delivered a presentation on a sector-wide risk model to delegates at the Rail Safety Summit.


For the past 12 years, the event has provided safety professionals with the opportunity to network and discuss their concerns while hearing from those involved in developing new systems to drive safety up and risk down.


In addition to the LRSSB’s Head of Safety Risk Management, other speakers at the summit, included Richard Hines, who is succeeding Ian Prosser as HM Inspector of Railways, and Andrew Hall, Chief Inspector at the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.


Following the event at Loughborough University’s Holywell Park, Laura said: “Our involvement in such a high-profile event reflects the LRSSB’s position as the leading voice in light rail safety, working in partnership with regulators and colleagues on a host of projects designed to identify risks and mitigate against them.”


Meanwhile, the LRSSB’s Head of Engineering and Safety Innovation, Craig O’Brien, gave an overview of the LRSSB’s work during a recent meeting of the Rail Industry Association’s Light Rail Group. This included promoting best practices across the UK and developing the latest tram standards.

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