Rail Safety Analysis



The course enables students to understand and implement the requirements of formal safety assessment in the rail industry. This involves an introduction to safety and risk with an overview of safety regulations in rail engineering. Potential escalation events, human factors and safety management are discussed. Organisational responsibilities, risk criteria, risk modelling, risk reduction and decision-making techniques also form part of the course.


Who is this for?

Managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners.

Outline content

  • Introduction to safety and risk in the rail industry
  • Identifying and assessing railway hazards and risks
  • Potential escalation events e.g. speed, derailment
  • Human factors and safety management
  • Organisational responsibilities
  • Risk reduction and criteria
  • Novel risk modelling and decision-making techniques

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of risk management and its relevance to the rail industry
  2. Apply techniques to evaluate risk of the rail environment from both design and operation aspects
  3. Generate a quantitative and/or qualitative rail formal safety assessment


20 hours

F2F (2 days)

Distance Learning (12 weeks)

Start Date: 15th of each month

Attendance only

F2F (2 days)

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level. Risktec course: Rail Industry Hazards and Risks.

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