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GB Railfreight choose Coruson for safety, compliance & growth

25 April 2017
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Coruson to streamline safety management, compliance reporting and business information for GB Railfreight

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GB Railfreight, a leading rail freight organisation, is to implement Ideagen Coruson as its cloud-based, safety and compliance management system throughout its operations in the UK.

Coruson, developed by software firm Ideagen, will also provide a direct link to a Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS) database – a new nationwide safety reporting system for the rail industry rolled out by RSSB, the UK rail safety standards board.

GB Railfreight’s implementation of Coruson will allow the organisation to improve levels of safety, reporting and risk management, including the ability to make risk-based decisions using the most up-to-date and accurate performance data.

The Coruson system will also help GB Railfreight comply with railway rules and regulations such as RSSB’s own requirements, as well as the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations (ROGs) and the International Railway Industry Standards (IRIS).

Stuart Anderson, Safety Environment and Quality Manager at GB Railfreight, said: “Ideagen Coruson will take our safety and compliance efforts not only to the next level but also provide us with a central and modern system for our entire business management.

“We are a company that wants to lead from the front and seeing what Coruson was going to able to offer us meant that choosing the software and working with Ideagen did not require too much thought. The software will provide endless amounts of capability that will aid our overall safety performance and feed our risk based thinking.”

One of those key areas of functionality will be the ability to link directly with RSSB’s new SMIS reporting system and make it easier when reporting Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) incidents. Ideagen Coruson is the backbone to the new SMIS project, which was launched in a joint effort between RSSB and Ideagen to increase risk and safety reporting levels and improve overall safety on the UK’s rail network.

Stuart added: “Coruson will allow us to improve and modernise the management of business information, safety reporting and compliance – removing duplication of effort, human error and also increasing the speed at which we can get information.”

Rob Clinton, Ideagen’s Vice President for Rail, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with GB Railfreight, the latest organisation in the rail industry to implement our leading Coruson software for safety, reporting and compliance management.

“This partnership is going to help streamline GB Railfreight’s entire safety management, compliance reporting and business information management processes for over 680 staff members up and down the UK – allowing them to make the correct, risk-based decisions based on the most up-to-date and accurate data available.


“As a business, and in partnership with world leading organisations such as RSSB, Ideagen is committed to helping ensure Britain’s rail networks remain the safest in the Europe and this project clearly demonstrates that GB Railfreight share this vision.”

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