Safety on the Railway

Glover, John
October 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct2001, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p76
Trade Publication
This article reports on the response of the British Institute of Logistics and Transport regarding the release of the consultation paper "Railway Health and Safety Regulatory Strategy." The institute has a number of concerns about the present situation, notably that the railway is seemingly being asked to achieve and maintain notably higher standards of safety than those seen appropriate in other transport modes. It demands a tighter safety target while being realistic and achievable. Railway safety requirements should be comparable with those expected in other areas of the economy. Risk identification and measurement must be incorporated in the planning stage.


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