White Paper

Improving Railway Safety

Read about the actual role of human factors in RAMS analysis, according to the CENELEC standards specifications.

This paper also presents suggestions on how these specifications need to evolve in order to properly assess complex socio-technological systems, focusing on identifying human errors and creating appropriate safety barriers in the system design to reduce the impact of human factors in the final evaluation of risk.

You will learn about:

  • How railway standards deal with human factors
  • Human reliability analysis (HRA)
  • System-theoretic accident model and processes (STAMP)
  • System-theoretic process analysis (STPA)
improving railway safety whitepaper