TfL appointment of Chief Safety Officer

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your response to 2014/2989 you make clear that no one person at Transport for London has overall line management authority for safety. New York's Mass Transit Authority created a Chief Safety Officer position in April. Will you consider introducing such a role at TfL to ensure safety policy is fully joined-up across the organisation?


Answer for TfL appointment of Chief Safety Officer

Answer for TfL appointment of Chief Safety Officer

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not consider that changes are required in TfL’s effective health and safety management arrangements.


TfL has an organisation wide Safety Management System which provides a consistent and robust safety policy and safety systems across TfL.


Responsibility for safety compliance rests with the Commissioner and Chief Operating Officers of TfL’s operational businesses.  These responsibilities are clearly set out in the Safety Management System and in job descriptions and role responsibilities.  Those roles with responsibility for operational health and safety are supported by a Director of Health, Safety and Environment and a HSE team which provides specialist support and advice.