TPD launches new guidance on Engineering Safety Management (ESM)

Rail Transport technology consultancy Technical Programme Delivery (TPD) has launched updated guidance on Engineering Safety Management focussed on the needs of the international rail community.
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Feb. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- The new guidance is available on and can be freely downloaded.  The new iESM Guidance will be launched at the first User Group in Hong Kong on 11 & 12 April 2013 where an international selection of speakers will present emerging good practice in the field.

Importantly, there will also be an optional half-day training session on the morning of Friday 12th April 2013 where delegates can attend a refresher and conversion course and be amongst the first to bring themselves up to date with the latest developments in ESM as published in the new iESM guidance.  An optional examination will allow those who pass to have their names recorded on the register of practitioners that will be shown on  .

“The aim of the iYBWG is to support the international railway industry to deliver acceptable levels of safety efficiently and cost effectively by promulgating good practice in railway Engineering Safety Management from around the world.” said Dr Rob Davis (Chair of the iESM Working Group and Director of Technical Programme Delivery Limited).

The development of the new iESM has been guided by expert practitioners and adapted for use by colleagues around the world.  There is a strong demand from railway clients and suppliers to have a single handbook that can be used internationally and MTR sponsorship of the iESM Working Group is symbolic of the fact that expertise is no longer UK centric.  Rob Davis’ team in British Rail started the work on an engineering safety management handbook called “Yellow Book” in 1992 and published the first version in 1996. Issue 4 of Yellow Book was withdrawn in 2012 as it had become out of date, leaving a “missing piece” for safety practitioners around the world.

Members of the iESM Working Group supporting the launch include representatives of MTR Corporation, Technical Programme Delivery Ltd, London Underground Limited, Tube Lines, Lloyd’s Register Rail, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the Government of Hong Kong, E C Harris, Bombardier Transportation; RailCorp Australia, Australian National Rail safety Regulator, CRSC (China), Rio Tinto, Beijing MTR Corporation and Beijing TCT.


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