Keeping safety on track
Founded by passionate transport infrastructure experts, Plan Safe is a bespoke rail safety consultancy offering safety assurance, systems, human factors, risk management and training to get your stock rolling sooner.
Safety assurance for onboard signalling and safety systems including ETCS and CBTC
An eye to the future
Plan Safe has an intimate knowledge of both the current and emerging rail landscape with our team delivering some of the most exciting innovations in the field.
We are focused on user-centred design and the implementation of safety systems that protect people and freight while ensuring our industry is ready for changing consumer behaviour.
Plan Safe experts on demand
Our essential services include system engineering and safety assurance, safety accreditation, human factors and training for complex, high-risk projects. Our team of leadership, operational and technical experts will work with you to:
- Understand and define your requirements and deliverables
- Create targeted work plans and timing
- Identify the critical skills required for success
From there, we grow on demand. Plan Safe offers a project-based talent pool of engineering, assurance and project professionals (at all levels) who are passionate about putting their rail expertise to work. No matter the challenge you bring to us, we are able to optimise our resourcing to meet your needs.
Our essential rail services
Systems engineering and safety assurance
Working in partnership with your design team, we will build your safety plan, systems safety reports and safety case.
Our team is highly experienced at developing safety arguments using goal structuring notation, successfully delivering tailored programs for modern rail signalling systems including onboard and lineside signalling projects.
- Plan Safe delivers world-first fully redundant integrated ATP (ETCS)/TCMS Driver Workstation
While traditional ETCS installations usually involve compromises between safety and availability, Plan Safe has delivered systems safety for the world’s first fully redundant integrated ATP/TCMS Driver workstation.
The delivered ETCS workstation includes redundant displays with a first-of-its-kind manually selected Day/Night mode colour palette applied to the entire Driver Machine Interface.
Construction safety and safety in design services for complex projects
Rollingstock and signalling safety expertise
Rail Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Accreditation
To ensure your system addresses all regulatory and operational requirements requires specific expertise. We are experts at creating tailored and effective SMS for rail industry organisations. Our integrated management systems address safety, risk, quality, environment and human factors.
A qualified Plan Safe auditor will provide your leadership team with a detailed analysis of your current compliance to relevant standards and legislation and provide you with a roadmap to system improvement.
With advanced capability automation on the rise, the reliance on thorough and comprehensive human factors approaches is set to increase. Our human factors experts are leaders in the research and management of user-centred design and human-in-the-loop analysis to improve your operational performance.
- Transforming raw data into risk intelligence
Plan Safe consultants established innovative research programs that harness the latest eye-tracking and physiological sensing technology to gain key safety insights into operational workload and fatigue, using real-time human performance data to support operational and strategic safety, resourcing and change management decisions.