Health and safety across the railway sector: regulator’s view

In this section we provide an overview of our key findings across key risk areas and set out the evidence leading to our conclusions about each duty holders' risk management effectiveness, including the results of our RM3 assessments.

RM3 is one of our key assessment tools. It measures an organisation's risk management maturity and ability to achieve excellence in risk control. It looks at the areas of policy, monitoring, audit and review, planning and implementing, securing cooperation and confidence and organising for control and communication. It uses a five point scale to assess performance and identify areas for improvement:

  • level 1 'ad hoc';
  • level 2 'managed';
  • level 3 'standardised';
  • level 4 'predictable'; and
  • level 5 'excellence'.

In this section: