Date(s) - 7 February 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Human Factors in Rail Safety 


7th February at 17:00

Venue: George Stephenson House, York

Light refreshments and networking from 17:00
Presentation at 17:30

The presentation will also be available via Teams from 17:30


Presented by:

Paul Leach
Head of Human Factors, RSSB


About the Event

The Rail Safety and Standards Board is the independent safety, standards and research body for Great Britain’s rail network. The RSSB has been supporting Britain’s rail sector for over 20 years, working collaboratively with the industry to ensure that innovative and sustainable technology is operated safely, efficiently and cost-effectively, and promoting industry best practice.

Paul Leach will talk about human factors both in normal operations and incident investigation, including the types of human factors involved, and how human factors affect us. He will also outline the RSSB’s research programme, and take a look into its future direction.

POD Sections:
01: Incident and Emergency Management
04: Managing Safety


How to Attend

The North East Area Council look forward to welcoming you to their event in York. Please aim for a prompt arrival, in order to ensure access to George Stephenson House.

 The council members will also adjourn to the ‘York Tap’ after the event for some drinks and a chat, as many members welcome the opportunity to meet industry colleagues.

Use the booking form below to reserve your place and click “SEND YOUR BOOKING”

Join Online
For those of you unable to join in-person, the main presentation will be available via Teams at 17:30.

Register here to join online


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