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Safety Culture

This page details the Agency's approach to Safety Culture and Safety Leadership.

Safety is the essential precondition for successful rail business in Europe.

In many high-risk domains tackling organisational and cultural aspects has become paramount to enhancing safety. The success of safety culture in those industries has convinced rail leaders and law-makers to embrace this philosophy across Europe.

Safety culture refers to the interaction between the requirements of the Safety Management System (SMS), how people make sense of them, based on their attitudes, values and beliefs, and what they actually do, as seen in decisions and behaviours.