Tuesday, 18th May 2021 at 12:00pm

For a copy of the slides from the webinar please click here.

This is the public version with the full chat shown as the intention to make it public was outlined at the start of the webinar.

Unfortunately owing to time constraints we were unable to answer all the questions asked during the webinar. In view of this our speakers have very kindly volunteered extra time to provide a very comprehensive set of answers to the questions that were raised. To view the answers please click here

This webinar panel session follows the previous webinar that took place on the 28th April on the lessons learned from 10 years of using the CSMRA and includes the additional perspectives from an Assessment Body.

The objective of this webinar is to continue to review the use of the CSMRA over the last 10 years from the perspective of the Rail Industry, a National Safety Authority (Regulator) and the European Rail Agency (ERA) and an Assessment Body in terms of what has been experienced and what lessons have been learned.

The webinar is presented by:

Carolyn Salmon, CEng FIET, Assessment Body Lead, Ricardo Certification Carolyn is the appointed Lead AsBo to Ricardo Certification, responsible for ensuring that AsBo services delivered by Ricardo Certification are in line with the regulation, consistently delivered and for providing technical oversight of these services. She has delivered a diverse range of AsBo services for the rail industry since 2016, including leading the AsBo services for the electrification and infrastructure upgrades for the route from Maidenhead to Cardiff, and is currently supporting the Crossrail programme assessing the safety arguments for the interfaces from the newly constructed Central Operating Section with the existing Network Rail infrastructure, as well as the development of the Rule Book. Carolyn supports a wide number of AsBo projects across Europe, including in Denmark, Spain and Netherlands, and has in the past provided independent assessment for the rail industry across the globe and for other sectors, such as defence aerospace, nuclear and automotive.

Dragan Jovicic, Safety and Operations Unit Project Officer at the European Rail Agency.

Dragan has more than 25 years of experience in the railway sector safety.  Before joining the European Rail Agency (ERA) in 2006, he worked in the railway industry in the control command branch of ALSTOM for 13 years. He was Project Safety Assurance Manager in charge of the RAMS activities and production of Safety Cases in line with the requirements of the CENELEC 50126, -8 and -9 Standards.  At the ERA Dragan has taken part in the writing of the CSMRA, and revised Regulation 352/2009. Currently, Dragan is supporting the Member States and European railway sector in:

  • the establishment of the accreditation/recognition of assessment bodies (AsBos) in compliance with Annex II of Reg. 402/2013 and the ISO/IEC 17020 standard,
  • the management of the AsBo Cooperation Group and the development of recom­mendations for use (RFUs) to improve the harmonisation of the AsBo accreditation/recognition, as well as working methods across the EU.

Ivan Lucic, PhD MSc BEng(Hons) EurEng CEng FIMechE FIET, Engineering Systems Director, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Ivan is an experienced railways system assurance and systems integration management professional, who earned the rail industry’s widespread recognition and reputation for driving the development and implementation of risk based, pragmatic, delivery-focused system integration and assurance solutions, on some of the most complex railway projects in the UK. His railways career includes numerous senior roles within the Railway Industry, most recently in 2018 when he became the Engineering Systems Director in Network Rail Infrastructure Projects and later the chair of Eastern Region Safety Review Panel.

Pete Gracey, BEng CEng MIET FIRSE MRi VR, Head of Interoperability and Rail Vehicle Engineering at the ORR

A former Royal Navy submarine weapon engineer officer, Pete has over 17 years of experience in railway safety, signal engineering and interoperability. His railway career has included project delivery for Network Rail, Bechtel and Crossrail. He was the Systems Engineering Manager for the Docklands Light Railway during the extensive preparations for the London 2012 Olympics, and senior AsBo / NoBo signatory for the Network Certification Body. He took up his current role at the Office of Rail and Road in early 2020. Pete is also a freeman of the City of London and a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers