A national priority is defined as a rail safety area of regulatory focus that applies to multiple jurisdictions and operators and warrants a sustained period of regulatory attention.
A structured, evidence-based risk assessment process is used to ensure we are able to successfully identify the four national priority areas of regulatory focus.
Certain defining characteristics are identified using a process of analysis, nominations, scoring and final review.
Assuming the priority area meets each of the characteristics, it is selected as a national priority.
ONRSR typically targets its national priorities through operator-centric national compliance projects or industry-wide, education-focused safety improvement projects under the guidance of a nominated Director, Operations.
Those areas that do not meet each of the defined characteristics are recommended for consideration as a local priority at office level, and/or the subject of further analysis to gain a deeper understanding of the breadth and depth of the issue.
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