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Information Leaflets

The RAIB publishes a range of short leaflets, which provide useful information on its role and activities. Copies of these leaflets in PDF format can be viewed or downloaded from this website by clicking on the leaflet you require.

An introduction to the RAIB

Leaflet 01

This leaflet is designed for people who are unfamiliar with the RAIB. It describes the RAIB, its operation and organisation, and provides brief details about the RAIB’s investigation process. You can view and download a copy of this leaflet by clicking the link on the left. (PDF 188kb)

Your witness statement

Leaflet 02

This leaflet is designed for people who may have been requested by the RAIB to attend an interview. It outlines the purpose of the interview, describes how confidentiality is ensured, and provides details about the RAIB’s interview and investigation process. You can find view and download a copy of this leaflet by clicking the link on the left. (PDF 147kb)

An introduction to Accredited Agents

Leaflet 03

This leaflet is designed for people who may come into contact with Accredited Agents. Accredited Agents, who are trained and appointed by the RAIB, may be called on to secure and record evidence until the RAIB Inspector arrives on site. You can view and download a copy of this leaflet by clicking the link on the left. (PDF 154kb)

Information for Coroners and Procurators Fiscal

Leaflet 04

This leaflet explains how the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is involved in investigating the cause of fatal railway accidents in the United Kingdom. It is intended as a reference for those responsible for conducting judicial inquiries into circumstances leading to death. You can view and download a copy of this leaflet by clicking the link on the left. (PDF 185kb)

A guide to Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)

Leaflet 05

This leaflet is designed for people requiring information on the Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and the British Transport Police, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland)(ACPO(S)), the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).