UIC accidents at work database

The purpose of the accidents at work database

Measurement of occupational safety performance can be achieved through the creation and management of a database of accidents at work.

The UIC Occupational Health and Safety Group (OHSG) proposed a methodology to implement and develop a UIC database for accidents at work dedicated to European UIC members; both Infrastructure Managers (IM) and Railway Undertakings (RU). For these purposes train operators who also operate stations were classified as RU rather than both RU and IM.

Compiling statistics in relation to accidents at work can help the companies to manage the prevention of occupational safety risks. In particular the data collected can help companies to:

  • better evaluate the occupational safety performance of railway activities;
  • prioritise actions to improve their workplaces;
  • identify and share good practices;
  • improve their processes and make them more efficient, delivering economic benefits.

For more details click on the link below to the document “Accidents at work. Methodology”

Instructions for participating in data provision to uic of the accidents at work data

Before the end of February each year, UIC issues a questionnaire – see the linked file "Accidents at Work. Data Request" below – to the persons responsible for collation of work accident data in each European UIC member.

The deadline for completing the spreadsheet and sending the file to UIC is fixed at 31 May each year. The complete report is published for the UIC Plenary meeting in October/November of the same year and made available only to companies providing UIC with their data sets.

To participate or more information, please contact Olivier Georger at UIC: georger@uic.org

If you have any questions on issues of methodology, please contact Riccardo Trillini at TRENITALIA: r.trillini@trenitalia.it

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