Putting in place a well-developed and practical Safety Management System is fundamental in managing a safe and productive rail operation. Performing systematic audits of the safety management system is an excellent way of ensuring the SMS is current and relevant.
A well developed Safety Management System is the cornerstone of managing a rail operation, large or small. This working document brings together all the key facets of managing a rail operation into one place. It is the source of information about the operation as well as the information base for anyone new to the operation. The CHTRS is a valuable asset for any client wanting assistance to develop their safety management system.
For Information on SMS Self-Audit Training
An ongoing function of a safety management system is auditing it to ensure things are being done as stated. In Alberta this audit is mandatory. Industrial railways in Alberta are required to conduct self-audits for at least 2 of the 3 years in their operating authority renewal cycles. Category 1 and 2 sites are required to have a 3rd party audit in their 3rd year.
To support this The CHTRS provides:
- SMS Self-Audit courses
- SMS Self-Auditing support
- 3rd party SMS Audit services