Key projects that are set to play a crucial role in further enhancing light rail safety will be the focus of a series of workshops in Birmingham next week.
Over two days at the Advanced Transport and Infrastructure National College, they will help to drive an ambitious delivery programme by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.
On August 9 and 10, safety professionals from across light rail are set to discuss the development of a national safety plan, upgrades to the Tram Accident and Incident Reporting (TAIR) database and enhancements to a sector-wide risk model.
The introduction of a Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) audit tool and the development of a comprehensive database of assessments using BowTie XP software will also be put under the spotlight.
Carl Williams, Light Rail SSB Chief Executive, explained: “These vital workstreams are fundamental to our recently published three-year business plan, and to our strategic objectives of preventing incidents and reducing harm.”
The workshops will identify a series of clear, achievable objectives, and this in turn will help to shape the future work of the Light Rail SSB’s Heads of Safety working group, giving it an increased focus on priorities set out in the plan.
“By drawing on the expertise of safety professionals from across the sector, and setting up the workshops for members of the working group, the Light Rail SSB will also be in an even stronger position to meet the expectations of stakeholders and statutory bodies such as the Office of Rail and Road,” Mr Williams added.