CSM-RA training (UK)

CSM-RA training (UK)

Ricardo's CSM training courses

If you are involved with changes to the railway, you need to have an understanding of how to manage risks. The European Commission Common Safety Method (CSM) on Risk Evaluation and Assessment Regulation (352/2009 repealed by 402/2013 (as amended 2015/1136)) provides a legal obligation and mandatory framework for the evaluation and assessment of risk associated with engineering, operational and organisational changes to the railway.

We offer the followiing three distinct courses related to the regulation and its implementation:


Introductory course

Understanding the CSM Regulation and the risk assessment framework, and guidance on implementing engineering changes

A course comprised of two one-day units that can be attended concurrently or separately. It provides attendees with a detailed understanding of the regulatory framework and its place within the context of Engineering Safety Management best practice.

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CSM and Network Rail 

CSM-RA: Network Rail application

In recognition of the fact that Network Rail is the largest practitioner of the CSM in the UK - and a significant number of other companies working on infrastructure projects are required to be compliant with Network Rail processes - our latest update includes a new module describing the specific Network Rail application as described in their Level 2 Module NR/L3/RSE/100/02 entitled: ‘Application of the CSM on Risk Evaluation and Assessment’. It also serves as an example of how an organisation can apply CSM in practice.

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CSM and Contruction / Design

Making sense of CSM with Construction, Design and Management regulations


This is a one day course that will provides those involved in design and construction of infrastructure for Network Rail with a detailed understanding of the regulatory framework, their responsibilities and best practice. It will provide delegates with an understanding of the CSM Regulations, the risk assessment framework and guidance on implementation to a level appropriate for someone contributing to, but not managing, the overall process.


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