Safety Management System

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December 6, 2018

Safe operating procedures: how to write procedures that really work – and how to get it wrong

What does a best practice SOP look like? Don’t bother to answer the question. It matters less than this: who wrote the SOPs; how are they kept up-to-date? The quality of SOPs (and indeed any part of a SMS) is made or broken by process: the process to create the SOPs, the process for up-dating them. Here is a story…
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Safety Management System
May 18, 2017

Lessons from the Potters Bar derailment

On the 15th anniversary of the Potter's Bar Rail Crash. Dr Tony Boyle writes about his experience as an expert witness for the inquest where he had to produce a detailed report on how well the Safety Management Systems (SMS) aspects of the accident had been investigated, and the quality of the recommendations on SMSs contained in the report on…
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