Dissemination of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 352/2009/EC on Common Safety Method on Risk Evaluation and Assessment
In order to support the market opening across Europe, the European Commission decided to define a common and harmonised approach for managing the railway safety. To take this forward, the EU Legislators have approved in April 2004 the railway safety directive 2004/49/EC. This directive allocates amongst others the task of defining a Common Safety Method (CSM) on risk evaluation and assessment to the European Railway Agency (ERA). The Regulation 352/2009/EC covering this CSM on risk assessment was published in April 2009 in the EC official journal. In order to support the railway actors in the implementation of this Regulation, as well as in order to gain inputs for its upcoming revision, the European Railway Agency performed a series of dissemination workshops for the CSM on risk assessment. The objective of this paper is to summarise and highlight some points from the dissemination of the Common Safety Method on risk assessment.
KeywordsEC Regulation Common Safety Method (CSM) Risk Assessment Dissemination Questions European Railway Agency (ERA)
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