Positions 05 Feb 2021

CER/EIM position on the CSM ASLP implementation

CER and EIM support the objective to improve collecting and sharing harmonised safety data at EU level in order to continue learning and improving safety. The development process and planning for the Common Safety Methods on the assessment of Safety Level and Safety Performance of railway operators at national and Union level (CSM ASLP), up to now, was under unusual pressure and circumstances, which risk leading to sub-optimal results. Some elements of the CSM ASLP and phased application hold residual uncertainties potentially impacting the achievement of its objectives. To mitigate these risks, CER and EIM draw several conclusions outlined in the following joint position paper.