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New video sets out sector risk framework

12 Apr 2023

Key projects to further reduce the risk of tramway accidents have been highlighted in a new video from the organisation responsible for driving light rail safety.

Outlining the four key pillars of an inter-connected risk management framework developed by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board, the short film also features an introduction by the HM Assistant Chief Inspector of Railways at the Office of Rail and Road, Patrick Talbot.

Praising the work of the LRSSB since its foundation in 2019, Mr Talbot recognises the value of having a dedicated body meeting the specific needs of the light rail sector and ensuring it has a structured approach to enhancing safety standards.

This process has included the incorporation of related projects into a comprehensive platform covering risk identification, management and mitigation.

Carl Williams, LRSSB Chief Executive, explained: “At the heart of the framework is our upgraded Tram Accident and Incident Reporting system (TAIR).

“Due to be rolled out across the sector over the next few weeks, TAIR has been designed to meet the ORR’s requirements for a centralised platform that gathers data for incident reporting and analysis.

“The vital data it will provide will support other important elements of the framework, including the further development of risk models and standardised Bowtie risk assessments.

“In turn, they will feed into an adoption of the ORR’s Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) that will help operators to drive continuous safety improvements.”

All four initiatives are covered in the video, providing a comprehensive overview of the LRSSB’s work in supporting the sector to further enhance its already impressive safety record.

The video can be viewed on the LRSSB YouTube channel, here.

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