Study on the Improvement of the Integrated Railway Safety Audit System in KOREA

우리나라 철도종합안전심사체계 개선에 관한 연구

  • 윤경철 (교통안전공단 철도안전본부 철도면허관리처) ;
  • 이원영 (서울과학기술대학교 철도전문대학원 경영정책학과)
  • Published : 2011.10.20


According to Railway Safety Act, Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) has been entrusted with 'Integrated Railway Safety Audit (IRSA) and has implemented the safety audit to the Railway operation agencies such as Korea Railway (KORAIL) and the Railway facility management organization such as the Korea Rail Network Authority (KR Network). The target of IRSA is to establish the effective rail safety management system and to raise the safety level of the Railway operation and facility agencies by checking synthetically their performance of safety duties with sincerity according to the Railway Safety Act. Even though newly introduced IRSA is conducted smoothly, it is necessary to study the methodology and criteria of the state's safety audit system. The purpose of this paper is to improve the efficiency of IRSA by the comparative research between IRSA and other similar safety audit system and to establish the consecutive improvement concept of IRSA. Second purpose is to confirm the effectiveness of IRSA by the analysis of the relationship between audit results and the safety level of the rail operation agencies.