European Railway Agency - ERA

Making the railway system work better for society

Common Occurrence Reporting

The main objective of the Common Occurrence Reporting (COR) is to develop a common reporting scheme of safety occurrences for railway undertakings to collect, analyse and share data, which in turn is used to drive improvement of railway safety performance of the Union rail system. This will enable the railway undertakings and infrastructure managers to implement and improve their risk management process under their safety management system. This will contribute also to better risk-based decision making at both operational level and regulatory level and improve the general understanding of safety risks at EU level.

In addition, ERA has also developed a Safety Alert IT tool (SAIT) to support the urgent reporting and sharing of unknown or poorly understood information about hazards and their consequences. This safety alert tool can be accessible directly via the SAIT web platform.

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