Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis System

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


 Seeing that TfL Train Drivers have had access to CIRAS since 1999, is TfL's dilatory stance on making CIRAS membership an immediate mandatory requirement for its bus sub-contractors an indication that safety is not a priority for TfL bus operations?  


Answer for Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis System

Answer for Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis System

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. There are robust systems for reporting and investigating safety issues and incidents across the bus network, reinforced by audits of operator reporting and investigating procedures, and regular reviews of reported data.

This is a more comprehensive approach than CIRAS which does not entail a similar depth of assurance or require safety concerns to be investigated independently.

While London Overground and London Underground have uniform operating environments, the bus network is not homogenous and made up of contracted operators with health, safety and management systems that reflect their approaches in London and the wider UK.