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RR365 - Development and validation of the HMRI safety culture inspection toolkit

Her Majesty’s Railway Inspectorate (HMRI) currently has a programme in place to validate the implementation of recommendations that have arisen from public inquiries such as the Cullen Inquiry. A number of themes have been identified within the extensive set of recommendations, one of which relates specifically to safety culture and requires all UK rail organisations to implement an effective safety culture.

The aim of the current work is to develop a pragmatic approach and methodology for the inspection of safety culture in UK rail companies, which focuses on a limited number of indicators that are known to influence safety culture. These indicators are:

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19