Safety is the highest priority of JR-West. To establish a corporate culture that places top priority on safety, we are moving forward with various tangible and intangible initiatives. Safety is the core strategy of the JR-West Group Medium-Term Management Plan 2017 we formulated in March 2013, and we aim to attain higher levels of safety by steadily implementing our new Safety Think-and-Act Plan.
Having caused the Fukuchiyama Line accident, JR-West will continue to focus on implementing, as a critical safety measure, the risk assessments we introduced in light of our inability to prevent that accident. In addition, we will move forward with various initiatives aimed at ensuring employees of the JR-West Group never forget the Fukuchiyama Line accident and can implement think-and-act measures putting human life and safety above all else. Supplementing these intangible steps with ongoing and proactive equipment maintenance and renovation, new technology development, and other safety-related investments, we are committed to attaining higher levels of safety in our operations.
We, ever mindful of the railway accident that occurred on April 25, 2005, conscious of our responsibility for protecting the truly precious lives of our customers, and based on the conviction that ensuring safety is our foremost mission, establish this Safety Charter.
- 1Safety is ensured primarily through understanding and complying with rules and regulations, a strict execution of each individual's duty, and improvements in technology and expertise, and built up through ceaseless efforts.
- 2The most important actions for ensuring safety are to execute basic motions, to rigorously enforce safety checks, and to implement flawless communication.
- 3To ensure safety, we must make a concerted effort, irrespective of our organizational affiliation, rank or assignment.
- 4When uncertain about a decision, we must choose the most assuredly safe action.
- 5Should an accident occur, our top priorities are to prevent concomitant accidents, and to aid passengers.