Safety, along with Quality and Socio-Environmental Sustainability, are paramount values and guidelines of FS International to continuously improve its performance.
Safety Management System (SMS), both for Rail Transit (RT) and for Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) involves the entire FS Group organization and sub-contractors in ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, adequate protection of people (employees, contractors, the public, and anyone else who may be affected by the operation and maintenance activities) and of assets.
The SMS establishes a systematic approach to manage and control safety risks, thereby allowing the safety objectives to be met. SMS is closely interconnected with the Quality Assurance System and therefore its structure is aligned with the guidelines of the International Standards of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. SMS obtained all the certifications from an independent company to the accreditation to the international standards (ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001).
FS group, in order to always improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes, invests in technological innovation, continuous training, communication systems and in the constant activity of research and development for more and more sustainable mobility. In this context, FS group, in compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) guidelines, annually publishes the Sustainability Report.
The FS Group was the first developer of the innovative European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 that has been applied to the Italian High-Speed railway lines, so contributing to optimize railway traffic and to reduce the number of accidents. Furthermore, the ATC and ATP (Automatic Train Control/Protection) systems have been installed over the entire network and on board the trains. The effectiveness of this approach has led to a continuous reduction of accidents within the FS Group infrastructure network, as classified by the International Union of Railways (UIC): a safety level compliant with European standards has been achieved, placing the FS group among the best rail operators in Europe, with a very high level of reliability and availability.
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