Vice-President of Russian Railways Shevket Shaydullin: "Safety and security are key
areas at the Russian Railways' Holding"
The VII International Transport Security Forum began in St. Petersburg on 6 April
Shevket Shaydullin, Vice-President and the head of the Russian Railways' Traffic
Safety and Security Department addressed the Forum's plenary session.
Shaydullin spoke about the main aspects of implementing the Strategy of Guaranteed
Safety and Security and Transportation Reliability at the Company.
"Safety and security are key areas for the Russian Railways' Holding," said Shevket
Shaydullin, adding that the target for ensuring train safety and security in 2016
was exceeded by 19% compared to 2015.
The Company Vice-President drew attention to the need to determine the responsibility
of all participants in the processes affecting the guaranteed level of train safety
and security at the legislative level.
Shaydullin also emphasised the development of a safety and security culture at
Russian Railways which is based on a safety and security management system, as well
as the general principles of Company culture - professionalism in personnel and managerial
Along with the questions of ensuring train safety and security, the Company senior
manager raised the urgent issue of preventing injuries to railway passengers. Since
2010, Russian Railways has therefore invested 24 billion roubles in trauma prevention
measures, which in turn has led to a 26% reduction in the number of accidents.
Shaydullin suggested introducing to the school course on basic health and safety
training a section on the behaviour rules near and on the railways.
The International Forum Safety in Transport is being held in St. Petersburg on
6 and 7 April 2017.
The Forum's delegates will discuss the most acute issues regarding antiterrorist
security and the technological security of the sector on various modes of transport.
The two-day Forum will result in proposals for improving legislation and public policy
in the field of transport security.
More than 400 delegates are taking part in the Form, including representatives
from Russia's federal ministries and departments, authorities from the subjects of
the Russian Federation, state corporations, strategic companies, social and public
organisations and science and educational institutes.