Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment


26 September 2023


09:00 (United Kingdom, London)

Next 2023 courses:

September 26th-27th, London 

December 5th-6th, Derby



The objective of this course is to give delegates an understanding of the CSM Regulation, the risk assessment framework, and insightful guidance on implementation for engineering changes.

It is relevant to all staff on the UK mainline railway with responsibility for safety or are involved with introducing changes to the railway.

Course structure

The course is comprised of two one-day units that can be run together or separately.

Unit 1 delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. Unit 2 includes a multiple-choice examination covering both units 1 and 2, with a certificate issued to delegates who pass the examination. Alternatively, delegates may elect to receive a certificate of attendance.


The interactive course is delivered by experienced CSM practitioners, with lectures interspersed with practical exercises.

Both public and private courses are offered. The public course is scheduled to suit demand, and individual places can be booked by delegates. The private course is offered for a specific client and is typically delivered at their premises.

Delegate numbers

The course supports a maximum of 15 delegates.


Course programme

Our popular UK training CSM RA courses are comprised of two one-day units that can be attended concurrently or separately.

Module 1 - CSM Overview, Context and Significance Decision

Brief background of ESM within mainline rail
Overview / reminder of key risk assessment terms
EU and UK Legislation
CSM overview
CSM in context with broader aspects of ESM
CSM Significance Decision

Module 2 - CSM Framework for Significant Changes

Each of the CSM stages for a Significant Change will be reviewed to provide a more detailed understanding of what is required.

Implementing Explicit Risk Estimation

  • Brief Overview of Unit 1
  • Qualitative versus quantitative approach to risk assessment
  • The 7-Stage risk assessment process.
    • Stage 1 - Hazard Identification & Classification
    • Stage 2 - Causal Analysis
    • Stage 3 - Consequence Analysis
    • Stage 4 - Loss Analysis
    • Stage 5 - Options Analysis
    • Stage 6 - Impact Analysis
    • Stage 7 - Demonstration of ALARP and Compliance
  • Topics related to Risk Assessment
  • Consideration of CSM with EN50129

Our next 2023 courses will be held in the following locations:

  • London, September 26th-27th (last places remaining)
  • Derby, December 5th-6th

Each event can host a maximum of 15 delegates.

Timings are 9am - 5pm, with a lunch provided (dietary requirements accommodated)

To book or for more information:


Or Tel: 01332 268700

Or complete the course enquiry form where you can also stipulate with venue/date is your preference.

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