Public transport safety

Two men sit at 10 monitors on which mainly red and blue lines can be seen.
The transport companies’ movements inspectors bear considerbale responsibility for ensuring operational safety.
© FOT

Responsibility for the safety and the safe operation of the buildings, installations and vehicles used in public transport and in rail freight transport rests with the various transport operators. In its supervisory role, the FOT helps to ensure that any deficiencies are swiftly identified and rectified.

Demarcation of responsibilities

Delineation of responsibilities in the safety field between the Federal Office of Transport and the transport companies is essentially the same for all modes of transport.

The division of safety duties in the public transport sector

The FOT’s safety monitoring is divided into the normative, preventive and the operating safety phase.

Further Informations

https://www.bav.admin.ch/content/bav/en/home/the-fot/tasks-fot/safety.html