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We work across an evolving railway to help our members keep Britain moving with safer, smarter rail.

London, United Kingdom







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Mission & purpose

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is the independent safety, standards and research body for Great Britain’s rail network. We work across an evolving railway to improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability. We help our members keep Britain moving – with safer, smarter rail. We make sure that industry knowledge gaps are addressed, and we work collaboratively with an evolving industry to ensure that innovative and sustainable technology is operated safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. We codify and share best practice, both in Britain and abroad. We are proudly impartial, and home to some of rail’s leading experts on technical matters. Guided by facts and analysis, we help to bridge knowledge gaps, optimise use of the latest technology and disseminate and systemise industry best practice. Expertise We guide and deliver safety, standards and research outputs on infrastructure, passenger and public safety, rolling stock, safety intelligence, sustainable development, taking safe decisions, workforce health and wellbeing and workforce safety. Services Our services are wide-ranging and include things designed to improve industry performance, standards, risk analysis and safety reporting, research, development and innovation. Some examples are The Rule Book, Railway Industry Standards, Rail Social Value Tool, The Precursor indicator Model, Consultancy services, training and many more.