A key project to refresh the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board website is to be launched in the coming weeks.

New Chief Executive Carl Williams has commissioned the work as a major step towards ensuring that the organisation can create a more robust safety information portal for light rail operators and those companies who supply the sector.

Carl added: “The current site was developed quite rapidly after the LRSSB was created and the time is now right to create an information hub which can better serve the needs of the industry.

“I am anxious to ensure the website is absolutely fit for purpose and I’m keen to hear the views of safety professionals in the sector so that we can address any particular requirements they may have. The LRSSB’s major role is to help drive up safety standards and helping those in the industry to gain easy access to the latest guidance and information is an important task.”

He explained that development work would start following a review of the website’s structure and any feedback which is received. “We hope the project can be completed as soon as possible and that the website can then continue to develop over the months and years ahead as a trusted source of safety information,” Carl added.