In April 2013 the international handbook on Engineering Safety Management (iESM) was published. This guideline has been developed through collaboration from an international working group of railway safety professionals and provides guidance on the principles of international good practice in Engineering Safety Management. The guideline contains a lot of the guidance previously included in the UK Rail Safety and Standard Board’s “Yellow Book” which was withdrawn in early 2012.
The ONRSR encourages the industry to review and consider how this guideline may be applied, particularly in relation to the delivery of major projects.
The iESM handbook is available from the INTESM website .