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Approval for Railroad Safety Management System

Approval for Railroad Safety Management System

TS conducts regular and frequent inspection every year on whether the railroad operation has - and is running – a railroad safety management system that meets the requirements as per the Railroad Safety Act so that citizens can trust

Subject

23 railroad operation

Inspection team

Inspector of TS, External expert

Approval process

After an approval request of the railroad operation for its railroad safety management system, document inspection and on-site inspection are conducted as to whether the system fulfills the technical standards* of the railroad safety management system

※ Consists of 137 items such as the railroad safety management, risk management, accident investigation and report, interior checkup, emergency response plan, emergency response training, educational training, safety information management, operational safety management, maintenance of rolling stock and facilities, etc.

Approval procedure of the railroad safety management system

Approval Inspection

※ The procedures for change approval inspection shall also be as above.

Regular Inspection
Establishing the annual regular inspection plan
  • Establishing and notifying the annual regular inspection plan for the following year before the end of November (TS - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
Next
Request for verification of conformity
  • Requesting verification document of conformity per category of the regular inspection (TS → Subject railroad operation)
Next
Establishing and notifying the regular inspection plan
  • 7 days prior to the regular inspection (TS→ Subject railroad operation)
Next
Submit verification of conformity
  • Submitting verification document of conformity per category of the regular inspection (Subject railroad operation - TS)
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Document inspection
  • nspection of document serving as proof of conformity (TS)
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On-site inspection
  • On the implementation and effectiveness of the approved safety management system (TS)
Next
Reporting result
  • Report to be submitted within 15 days of completing regular inspection (TS → Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
Next
Notification of corrective action
  • Notification of regular inspection results (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport - Subject railroad operation)
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Corrective action
  • Submitting a corrective action plan and reporting completion (Subject organization - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport/TS)
  • Checking the implementation of corrective action (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport - TS)
Next
Notification of corrective acaResults analysis and reportingtion
  • Results analysis and reporting on an annual basis
    - By end of February of the following year (TS Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
Frequent Inspection
Establishing and notifying the frequent inspection plan
  • 7 days prior to the frequent inspection (TS → Subject railroad operation)
  • Request data on railroad accident and operational failure
Next
Submitting data on railroad accident and operational failure
  • Submitting data and materials on railroad accident and operational failure (Subject railroad operation →TS)
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Document inspection
  • Reporting result
Next
On-site inspection
  • On the implementation and effectiveness of the approved safety management system (TS)
Next
Reporting result
  • Reporting to be filed within 15 days of completing frequent inspection (TS → Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
Next
Notification of corrective action
  • Notification of test results (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport → Subject railroad operation)
Next
Corrective action
  • Submitting a corrective action plan and reporting completion (Subject organization → Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport/TS)
  • Checking the implementation of corrective action (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport → TS)
Next
Results analysis and reporting
  • Results analysis and reporting on an annual basis
    - By end of February of the following year (TS Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)