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RM³ - Understanding and Using the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³)


The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) expect the rail industry to achieve excellence when controlling health and safety risks. They believe that this is only possible through effective and efficient management. ORR have described what excellent management capability looks like in the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM³). ORR inspectors use this model to assess duty holders' risk management arrangements as required by the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. RM³ has been embraced by the UK railway industry and is increasingly influencing activity in Europe through its adoption by the European Railway Agency.

This course, designed in collaboration with ORR, will provide you with

  • a thorough understanding of what makes a good management system and why you need one
  • how you can use RM³ within your organisation, and
  • how an inspector uses RM³ to assess your risk management arrangements.

HSE is delighted to be collaborating with ORR to deliver training on RM³. HSE's comprehensive understanding of RM³ and best practice in the field of health & safety risk management across a range of industries, along with our knowledge of regulation puts us in the best position to help you to implement RM³ effectively and achieve excellence in H&S risk management.

More information on RM³ here

Overview of the RM³ Model

The course will cover:

  • Key elements of a good health and safety management system
  • RM³: its development and organisational benefits
  • How to use and apply RM³ within your organisation
  • Key challenges that organisations face, including setting safety performance indicators (SPIs) and developing competent leaders
  • Consideration of the human element of health and safety management systems

The course uses a mixture of presentations and group exercises (including knowledge sharing activities to ensure good practice is shared) over two days to ensure delegates fully understand the topics covered.

This course can also be run as an in-house course for organisations who would like groups of their staff trained in RM3. We are happy to discuss any modifications to the course content in these circumstances to ensure the training is tailored to your organisation's needs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended as an introduction to RM³ and therefore would suit those who have little or no knowledge of RM³ and its application. Whilst this course is tailored to those who are responsible for health & safety risk management in the rail industry, delegates from other industries will find the course of relevance due to the cross-industry applicability of the principles of excellent risk management.


This course can be run for a number of delegates in-house for your company, we don't currently run this as a open course here on site. For more information on our in-company training courses, visit our HSE in-company training page.


Please download the In-company enquiry form and complete with your requirements to enable us to put together a quote for you, once completed please email the form to the email address below.

Or to find out more call Sally on 020 3028 2183 or email us to discuss your specific needs.

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

This course can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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