Rail safety analysis

The course provides an overview of different qualitative and quantitative safety analysis techniques used within the rail industry.

2 days

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Rail safety analysis
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£900.00 £810.00 Plus vat


The course provides an overview of different qualitative and quantitative safety analysis techniques used within the rail industry.

It also provides guidance on which analysis method may be most suitable depending on the system or lifecycle phase.

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 I will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of risk management and its relevance to the rail industry
  • Apply techniques to evaluate risk in the rail environment from both design and operation aspects
  • Generate a quantitative and/or qualitative rail formal safety assessment
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Introduction to Rail Safety Analysis
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Human Factors
  • Risk Reduction and Safety Decision Making
  • Novel Risk Modelling

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: E, B and A

  1. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. 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 safety analysis.

  • 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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    2 days
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  • UK-Spec:
    E, B, A

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Available dates for Rail safety analysis

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28-29 Oct 2020 10% discount available until 28 August

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  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Smurfit Kappa
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