Safety Functions in Railways — a Structural Analysis of Safety Rules

  • Lars Harms-Ringdahl
  • Lena Kecklund
Conference paper


There are several ways to describe and structure safety rules for railways, and a few examples are given in the report. A tentative holistic framework for describing safety features in relation to safety rules is presented. The approach has been applied on rules needed to regulate the communication between different railway organisations and other parties.


Rule System Railway System Cube Model Safety Rule Safety Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Harms-Ringdahl
    • 1
  • Lena Kecklund
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep. of Industrial Economics and ManagementRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.MTO PsychologyHuddingeSweden

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