- Inspections & audits
Inspections and audits
This section explains the range of activities we use to maintain health and safety on Britain's railways.
More information about how we investigate incidents can be found in our accident and incident investigation section.
The ROGS regulations have changed the way our inspectors work. The regulations require most railway operators to maintain a safety management system (SMS) and hold a safety certificate or authorisation indicating the SMS has been accepted by the Office of Rail Regulation. One of our primary roles is to check that the railway operators have, and implemented, an effective health and safety management system that protects workers, passengers and others from harm, so far as is reasonably practicable.
A requirement of ROGS is for each transport operator having a safety certificate or safety authorisation to compile, and send us a copy of, their annual safety report.
Last updated: September 2012.
- Our approach to maintaining health and safety on Britain's railways ( PDF 52 Kb).
- Our approach to inspection ( PDF 42 Kb).