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European Union Agency for Railways launches Safety Alert IT tool

The European Union Agency for Railways, in an effort to increase transparency in rail safety incident reporting in the EU, and to share information among rail operators and manufacturers, launched a Safety Alert IT tool at the InnoTrans fair in Berlin.

Building trust among market participants, sharing information and lessons learned are the guiding principles of the Safety Alert IT tool (SAIT). The tool will facilitate timely sharing of information on significant risks relating to technical equipment, supporting other actors to take immediate action to avoid accidents. 

“In a shared European railway system, with a diverse set of players, transparency and shared lessons in incident reporting are vital for making Europe the world leader in rail safety”, said Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways. “It is an important building block for creating a positive safety culture in Europe.”

The SAIT is the first deliverable of the Agency in the framework of the Technical Pillar of the 4th Railway package. It will initially be available in three languages (EN, FR, DE), with more language versions being added in the coming years . It can be used on portable devices and shares information in real time.

Please click here to download the press release.

Please click to reach Safety Alerts IT Tool.

 

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