Corporate report

RAIB: annual report published 2017

Rail Accident Investigation Branch report for the operational period ending 31 December 2016.

Documents

Annual Report for 2016

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Recommendation index

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Details

Our annual report covers the work of RAIB in 2016. During the year, we published 24 investigation reports and 10 safety digests, making 73 recommendations. We also started a further 19 investigations, 1 class investigation and 6 safety digests.

The report identifies a number of recurrent issues and areas we are concerned about.

In accordance with the requirements of the Railway (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005, the report also provides links to details on the implementation status of our recommendations as reported by the safety authority or other public bodies.

The recommendation index located here is a colour coded version of the one normally found on our website. As well as the status of all the recommendations we have made it also highlights the status of recommendations that were made or changed during 2016, or which remain open as at 31 December 2016.

Notes to editors

  1. The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. The RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions.
  2. Under Article 23 of the European Railway Safety Directive 2004/49/EC, the RAIB is required to produce an Annual Report accounting for the investigations carried out in the preceding year, the safety recommendations that were issued and actions taken in accordance with recommendations issued.
  3. For media enquiries, please call 01932 440015.

News date: 22 June 2017

Published 22 June 2017