The EU Agency for Railways organised a seminar on 17 February on Human and Organisational Factors (HOF) in the scope of the EUMedRail project.
More than 100 participants from the Euromed and IPA projects as well as other international stakeholders took part in this seminar, which aimed to increase understanding on HOF methods and their integration to improve SMS and risk and change management.
The EU Agency for Railways introduced the framework of the Safety Management System to manage risks, roles and responsibilities. Experts also discussed the integration of HOF in risk assessment and change management stressing the responsibility of both IM and RU to ensure safe operations in each part of the system by implementing and monitoring risk control measures. In addition, exercises on risk and change management as well as the experience from Infrabel, Belgian infrastructure manager, provided a practical perspective to the subject.