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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 110
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 215

The Supervision Benchmark as a Tool for Safety Monitoring

A. Drzewiecki, A. Górnik and R. Wachnik

The Office of Rail Transport, Warsaw, Poland

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
, "The Supervision Benchmark as a Tool for Safety Monitoring", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 215, 2016. doi:10.4203/ccp.110.215
Keywords: safety management system, proactive safety management, risk assessment, safety benchmarking, national safety authority, safety monitoring.

The President of the Office of Rail Transport is the National Safety Authority, under the "Safety Directive" in Poland. Within his compass, he is responsible for the supervision of safety of the railway market. This task is being covered by a number of registers, tools and activities. One of them, which was recently developed, is an interactive, online application called "Rejestr Parametrów Ryzyka Podmiotów - RPRP", in english "The Supervision Benchmark". This application is based on a specially developed algorithm for benchmarking the level of risk, between specific companies operating in the market. This tool is based on around thirty to forty parameters provided by all certified and authorized railway companies (railway carriers and infrastructure managers), which are then calculated within the application in the form of a table. This table directs the President's activities towards the most "risky" companies or subjects in the railways, during a given reporting period (quarterly and yearly). In this paper the authors will familiarize the reader with this tool and show how it is being used for applying supervision activities in the market.

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