Information published on 19 November 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 374.

Railway Safety Management training successfully held in Turkey in the frame of the UIC Middle-East Railway Training Centre (MERTCe)

The Railway Safety Management Training was successfully held at MERTCe, Eskisehir, Turkey from 5 – 8 November 2013

  • Middle East
  • Expertise Development

The training was organised in cooperation with TCDD/MERTCe and SESRIC (the Statistical, Economic, Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries).
The training, which was mainly, but not exclusively, addressed to the Middle-East Region, attracted participants from 10 countries, including countries from the Middle-East (Turkey, Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, United Arab Emirates), Africa and Asia.
The training was a follow-up of the two previous Safety workshops organised for the Middle-East.
The objective was to introduce in detail the European Railway Safety Organisation and Management. Throughout the three-and-a-half day training, the different aspects that encompass a Railway Safety System were addressed: from its organisation to its management – including risk assessment, accident and incident investigation integrating human factors approach – and its monitoring and supervision.

The different presentations thus allowed the attendees to obtain thorough knowledge about:

  • How to develop a Safety Management System
  • The main common Safety methods in European member states
  • How to assess risk in order to be sure that risk is acceptable
  • The Human Factors approach
  • Which method can be used for Safety monitoring and Safety supervision
  • Which method can be used for accident and incident investigation
  • The training requirements for a sustainable Safety Management
  • UIC Safety date base: scope and perimeter; analysis of trends

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