|Report on the Return of Experience (REX) on the CSM for monitoring
|Reference: ||Article 5 of (EU) Regulation 1078/2012
|Publication Date : ||14/12/2017
|Published by: ||ERA
|Document Types: ||Report
|Keywords: ||Report; REX; CSM for monitoring; Risk Monitoring; Risk Management; Improvement
|Description: ||This report addresses the requirements in points 5 and 7 of Article 5 of the (EU) Regulation 1078/2012 on the Common Safety Method for monitoring. It was transmitted to the European Commission.
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The report analyses the effectiveness of the method and the experience of the EU railway stakeholders (Railway Undertakings, Infrastructure Managers and Entities in Charge of Maintenances) with the understanding and the application of the associated Regulation 1078/2012 in the period from 2013 (date of application) to 2016.
The necessary information was gathered in collaboration and with the support of the national safety authorities and Certification Bodies for Entities in Charge of Maintenance. It reflects the overall picture of the sector experience across the European Union and emphasises on the big differences of understanding and application of the method by three main categories of stakeholders.
Due to a serious lack with the understanding of risk management concepts and thus of the effective application of the method by around 70% of stakeholders, the Agency does not see yet any objective justification requiring the revision of the Regulation. Instead, the Agency recommends:
- the development and deployment across the whole European Union of a strong training programme on the “risk management concepts” (i.e. on both risk assessment and risk monitoring) to improve the sector awareness, understanding and capability of identifying, controlling and monitoring appropriately risks;
- combine the measurement of the return of experience of both the “Common Safety Method for monitoring” and “Common Safety Method for risk assessment”, since the effectiveness with the implementation of each of these two Common Safety Methods depends on the correct understanding and correct implementation of the other one;
- collect again the return of experience of both of these Common Safety Methods 3 to 5 years after the delivery of the training programme above;
- based on more reliable and representative information decide whether the amendment of one of these two Common Safety Methods is actually justified and the areas where improvements might be needed.
Report on the Return of Experience (REX) on the CSM for monitoring