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Blended Learning:
EDSM According to EN50126

The Essential Guide To Risk & Safety Management In Rail

6 Modules | Over 6 Weeks | 3 Live Interactive Sessions
9 May – 17 June 2022
31 October – 9 December 2022

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles of EDSM
  • Appreciate risk in the context of the railway, design and safety management
  • Describe how design and the safety lifecycle interact and influence each other
  • Relate current best practice including latest safety standards EN50126-1/2:2017, EN50129:2018, and EN50128:2011 (Infrastructure), BS EN 50657:2017 (Software for rolling stick), EN50155:2017 (Hardware for Rolling stock), to your own business
  • Identify and use relevant standards to aid management of design risk
  • Identify hazards, assess risks and understand risk assessment and its approaches
  • Discover relevant standards and illustrate how risks in general should be managed
  • Describe different approaches to risk acceptance and ALARP and learn to apply the current and developing legislative requirements for rail design risk
  • Contribute to a safety plan and communicate safety-related information including hazard logs and other safety records
  • Understand the need for a risk-based system engineering lifecycle approach to enable built-in safety, value and performance
  • Make decisions which optimise system safety and engineering design requirements in a business context
  • Explain the concept of the designer as a ‘rail safety worker’ and its implications
  • Use case studies to understand the potential for things to go wrong and develop practical risk management skills
  • Understand project management, systems engineering and integration, validation and stakeholder management in the overall rail business context.

About the Course

This blended learning course provides engineers, managers and others involved in Rail safety-related projects with a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of EDSM supported by competency-based structure.

The opening module provides background to EDSM and a brief overview of its application in the railway drawing upon best practice. The following modules introduce a number of EDSM fundamentals and the approach suggested by good practice and standards for putting them into place.

Comprehensive guidance on implementing safe work systems in the railway is provided and all participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the main techniques involved.

The course content is mapped to:

  • – Industry standard competencies, skills and evidence requirements relevant to rail safety work
    – Industry regulations
    – Australian and international standards
  • Information is interspersed with practical exercises. There is a short multiple-choice examination at the end to assess the identified learning outcomes.

Who Should Attend

Any member of staff – decision makers, project managers, line managers, engineers, designers and others – involved with changes to the railway need an understanding of the latest best practice. The course provides a structured and robust approach to managing complex railway projects safely that is aligned with the LATEST CENELEC standard EN50126-1/2:2017, EN50129:2018 and EN50128:2011 and AS4292.2006 for infrastructure, rolling stock, hardware and software.

Recommended Pre-requisites
Participants should have a general understanding of engineering and project management principles and practice.


Howard Parkinson

Chartered Engineer


Packages Price
Blended Learning 2022$2295+GST

Great Savings when you book 4 or more participants! Call us today on 02 9080 4395 or email to take advantage of this offer.

Important • Live Online Training bookings
For Live Online Training bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.


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Modular In-house Training

We offer the opportunity to run these programs privately in-house to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Modules can be released on dates that suit your working week
  • Interactive Live Trainer sessions can be scheduled on dates that suit your colleagues
  • We can brand our learning management platform to your company
  • Sensitive or specific information can be shared on the learning management platform for discussion
  • Receive detailed feedback reports & data to guide future development needs of colleagues
  • More cost-effective for 6+ attendees

Contact one of our Training Consultants at for more information.


Nice overview presented. Howard brought a lot of technical experience with him.
– Principal, Shaktl Corp P/L

Very knowledgeable with significant and relevant experience. Approachable and gave excellent examples of practical application.
– Manager Rollingstock Engineering, Public Transport Services

Benefits of Learning Online

Informa Corporate Learning’s online courses are new digital, interactive and engaging educational experience designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

Our online courses are perfect opportunity for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

Modules are released on a weekly basis, so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

Course Outline


Module 1

  • Introduction to EDSM & Acronyms
  • Understanding risk
  • Examples of engineering and design safety risk in rail.
  • Intro to EN50126-1/2:2017


Module 2

  • Case studies of accidents related to design: Learning from the mistakes of others
  • Accident case study: Detailed case study caused by design errors and inadequate EDSM


Module 3

  • Standards for engineering safety
  • Software and Electronics hardware and EN50128:2011 and EN50129:2017 and SIL Concepts. EN50155, EN50657
  • Identify, Assessing and Mitigating risk
  • Reliability and Maintainability (RAM), Verification and Validation (V&V)


Module 4

  • What does legislation say about rail design/engineering safety risk? Demonstration of SFAIRP and compliance
  • Case study: A practical application of the concept of


Module 5

  • Safety management systems and quality management
  • Safety organisational issues
  • Safety acceptance and approval processes
  • Security form Cyber Threats


Module 6

  • Railway systems engineering and integration
  • Sum up and the way forward – The new Digital railway
  • Course examination


Live Interactive Sessions:

9 May – 17 June 2022
20th May – 17:00 (AEST)
3rd June – 17:00 (AEST)
17th June – 17:00 (AEST)


Live Interactive Sessions:

31 October – 9 December 2022
11th November – 18:00 (AEDT)
25th November – 18:00 (AEDT)
9th December – 18:00 (AEDT)

when & where

09 May - 17 Jun 2022

Blended Learning

31 Oct - 09 Dec 2022

Blended Learning

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Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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