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COR SMD – A European safety database

COR SMD – A European safety database


CER, EIM and UIC support a form of enhanced safety management data capture at European level, underlining that we fully believe exchanging safety related data on European level is beneficial for the European railway sector and its stakeholders. CER, EIM and UIC believe that the exchange of appropriate safety related data brings added value to all parties in the sector.

CER, EIM and UIC support linking national and European reporting in order to avoid any double reporting, additional costs or administrative burden.

CER and EIM suggest to openly consider UIC to set up and maintain the European safety database as a neutral service provider for the Agency.

In this case CER, EIM und UIC commonly believe that a European safety database, based on common/shared principles needs to be developed and agreed by the sector stakeholders and safety authorities as well as the Agency. The work will be carried out within the framework of the Agency’s common occurrence reporting project.