Key Challenges and Problems in Conducting Independent Evaluations of the Adequacy of the Risk Management Process in Rail Transport

  • Adam JabłońskiEmail author
  • Marek Jabłoński
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)


The authors have presented the key legal, technical and organizational assumptions related to conducting independent evaluations of the adequacy of the risk management process in the rail sector. Key problems related to change management in the railway sector have been defined. On the basis of a number of case studies, a few examples of the implementation of technical, organizational and operational changes have been presented. The authors have suggested their own approach to conducting independent evaluations of risk management processes in rail transport. The proposed approach can be applied successfully in other modes of transport.


Safety management Independent assessment Change management The process of risk management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OTTIMA plus Sp. z o.o., Southern Railway ClusterKatowicePoland

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