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Railway safety

What you can do to ensure safety standards

Railway safety has always been a priority for the railway section. This is to ensure railways are a safe workplace for our members and workers in the railway industry and safe for passengers and the general public. Rail travel is one of the safest modes of transport if managed properly, eliminating the high potential for risk. The development of railways depends on high safety measures.

As a result of railway privatisation, outsourcing and cuts, railway safety is a firm fixture on section meeting agendas. In recent years, there have been a number of serious railway accidents leading to multiple casualties and environmental damage. Railway safety is, and always has been, a union issue.

What is ITF doing?

If a rail accident occurs, the ITF demands that unions in the area are included in the investigations to establish root-causes of accidents.

How you can help improve railway safety:

  • take part in awareness-raising activities and events
  • keep us informed about issues relating to railway safety, accidents and investigations
  • share best practice with other railway union affiliates

Download the ITF Safety Statement here