von Buxhoeveden, G.; Schnieder, E.; Slovák, R.; Meuli, H.:
METHOD FOR DEFINITION AND EVALUATION OF SWISS SAFETY TARGETS FOR RAILWAYS.
EURO – ZEL 2012 - 20th International Symposium, Žilina, Slowakei, Juni 2012.
Supervision of the safety performance in public transport is one of the main tasks of
the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) in Switzerland. Recently a three level system of safety
indicators has been defined to cover all means of Swiss public transport. The safety indicators
are fed by the FOT incident database since the year 2000 and it is covering all transport
companies having a license to operate in Switzerland. In cooperation with the Institute for
Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering (iVA) at Technical University Braunsch
Germany, FOT is developing a suitable methodology for the definition and evaluation of the
safety targets in Swiss public transport. The methodology is applied for evaluation of safety indicators on a country level and for single transport companies, taking into account the
statistical significance of the rare events incident data, which very often