Management of railway safety through best practice benchmarking of performance

Railway owners, operators and regulators need to be able to assess how safe their railway operations are in relation to what is acceptable and what can be afforded. The setting of standards in isolation is unlikely to provide an optimal solution and although absolute safety is a credible ideal, in practice it is necessary to accept a lesser position. One means of determining the safety health of an organisation is to compare it with other similar organisations, recognise and make allowances for any differences and take action as appropriate to the answers received. Benchrnarklnq and comparison of safety performance with other railways in a number of measurable parameters can give a railway a credible means of determining how well or how badly it is performing.

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  • Pagination: 11p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Railway technology for the 21st century: CORE 2000: conference on railway engineering, May 21-23 2000, Glenelg, South Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:55AM