Rail industry hazards and risks

The course provides an overview of the typical hazards associated with railway infrastructure, rolling stock, operations and maintenance.

2 days

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The course provides an overview of the typical hazards associated with railway infrastructure, rolling stock, operations and maintenance.

It also provides an introduction to the concepts of risk management and an understanding of the role of risk management through the rail project lifecycle.  This involves studying the different sources of risk in the rail industry, the regulatory regimes of the industry, the typical phases of a project and opportunities for risk reduction within each of the phases, and the final acceptance into service.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for recent graduates, engineers moving into new roles within the rail industry, production and engineering managers, infrastructure and asset managers and, design, maintenance and safety engineers

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the various drivers which cause railway organisations to manage safety risk
  • Explain the principle sources of hazards and the associated risks which typically arise within railway projects and operations
  • Apply knowledge of these hazards and the available mitigations to the management of risk within the rail industry.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Sources of Risk in the Rail Industry
  • Hazardous Events
  • Regulatory Regimes
  • The Risk Management Process
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Railway Hazard Management

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Rail industry hazards and risks.

  • Gordon Dixon

    Gordon has 27 years’ experience of risk assessment on projects in major hazard industries, including development of Safety Cases and supporting risk assessments for the rail, nuclear, offshore production facilities, drilling rigs, onshore gas and process plant and transportation industries. Gordon’s work has included research projects for the HSE, HAZID studies, QRA, cost benefit analysis and ALARP demonstrations.

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22-23 Oct 2024 10% discount available until 22 August

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