WIT Press


Use Of Computer Databases To Manipulate Safety Information

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980101

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,190 kb

Author(s)

Keith J. Watson

Abstract

Spread sheets and simple manipulative software tools have been developed to monitor particular elements of the Railtrack Safety Management System (SMS), including for example hazard management, accident investigations, accident data, track quality, compliance to standards. By careful definition of the data, the format in which it is to be collected, and adherence to robust management systems, the applications described in this paper demonstrate that simple computer based tools can be effective elements of a company's safety management system. 1 Introduction Railtrack pic is the owner and operator of the principal UK railway network and sells access to the Passenger and Freight Train Operating Companies. It maintains and renews the network through contracts with suppliers. There is a central HQ with seven outbased Railtrack Zone Directors who have pri

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