|European Railway Recommendation on CSM for monitoring and CSM for supervision
|Publication Date : ||16/12/2011
|Published by: ||Safety
|Document Types: ||Recommendation
|Keywords: ||CSM, Monitoring, RUs, IMs, ECMs, Supervision, NSA
|Description: ||In accordance with Article 6(3) of Directive 2004/49/EC and the Commission mandate, the European Railway Agency has developed:
1. A first draft Regulation that sets out the framework for a Common Safety Method (CSM) for monitoring. This draft Regulation shall be applied by railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and entities in charge of maintenance to enable the effective management of safety of the railway system during its operation and maintenance activities. When and where necessary and reasonably practicable, the application of the Regulation shall enable to improve the safety management system of railway undertakings and infrastructure managers and the system of maintenance of entities in charge of maintenance.
The Regulation shall be used to:
(a) check the correct application and the effectiveness of all the processes and procedures contained in the management system, including the technical, operational and organisational risk control measures, and, and;
(b) check the effective application of the safety management system (respectively system of maintenance) as a whole and check that the it achieves the expected safety outcomes.
If any relevant non-compliance is detected, appropriate preventive, corrective or both types of measures shall be identified and implemented.
2. A second draft Regulation on a Common Safety Method (CSM) for supervision. This Regulation shall be used by national safety authorities after issuing a safety certificate or safety authorization.
It builds on the common principles for the supervision after issuing a safety certificate to railway undertakings or a safety authorisation to infrastructure managers as referred to in Annex IV of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1158/2010 and Annex III of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1169/2010 by providing a framework and process for these principles to be applied in practice.
The Regulation shall be used to oversee compliance with the legal requirement for a railway undertaking or infrastructure manager to use a safety management system to ensure the control of all risks associated with their activities (including the supply of maintenance and material and the use of contractors).
The Regulation shall also help the national safety authority in its tasks under Article 16.2(f) of Directive 2004/49/EC to monitor, promote, and where appropriate, enforce and develop the safety regulatory framework. It shall also contribute to forming a view as to the effectiveness of the safety regulatory framework.
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