Functional Safety for Rail Industry

Given the safety-critical nature of the rail industry, effective risk management is paramount. Our extensive experience in the railway sector, along with unparalleled credentials makes ESC the obvious choice for help and guidance in this field.

Functional Safety for Rail Industry

Railway Standards

  • Our expert rail consultants provide expertise in compliance with the following standards:
    • EN 50129 (IEC 62425) – System safety
    • EN 50126 (IEC 62278) – Reliability, Availability, maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
    • EN 50128 (IEC 62279) – Software


We provide consultancy services to the railway industry in the following areas:

  • Independent Functional Safety Assessments (FSA)
  • QRA; including Fault Tree Analysis and consequence estimation
  • Hazard and operability study (HAZOP) and Layer of Projection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)
  • Software verification
  • Software Assurance
  • Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Rail Safety (CSM RA)

  • The common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment (CSM RA) is a framework that describes a common mandatory European risk management process for the rail industry. Against this we can:
    • Guide you through the process or apply the process on your behalf
    • Provide training on the process and the techniques that can be used to meet the requirements
    • Develop risk assessment process documentation for your organization
  • We can also provide professional support to audit your Safety Management System against industry best practice