The UIC Safety database is an Internet application which can be used from any computer with access to the Internet . The main purpose of the of the database is to serve as an international railway safety database. The application enables users to enter events on railway accidents / incidents, search for information and compile various statistics. The information stored in the database will be used to:
- provide feedback and exchange information promptly
- prepare safety cases
- draw up statistics
- determine the railways position in relation to other transport modes and for:
- risk assessments and
- proactive safety management
Dedicated Webpage: Safety Database
The goal of the UIC Safety Database is to collect and distribute information on railway accidents to allow permanent monitoring of railway safety, benchmarking and analysis of trends and follow up actions for UIC members. Database reports are obtained in accordance with Eurostat definitions and EU directives.
About 20 000 significant accidents from 22 european countries are described in the Safety Database. SDB also registers the total number of critical events, suicides and attempt of suicide.
The SDB application and website maintenance is an ongoing activity during the whole year.
|A public report on accidents is produced every year, click on the photo.|
While maintaining and developing the SDB application in coherence with the evolution of EU Safety Directive, EUROSTAT rules, and internal criteria of analysis approved by the IF, the project team is also engaged in granting access at the request of the contact officer, vetting the data entered in the database and alerting suppliers to problems needing corrections.
Safety Database Supervisor