Rail Accident Investigation Branch

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is a British government agency that independently investigates rail accidents in the United Kingdom and the Channel Tunnel in order to find a cause, not to lay blame.[3] Created in 2005, it is required by law to investigate accidents causing death, serious injuries or extensive damage. It also has authority to investigate incidents that could have resulted in accidents.

Rail Accident Investigation Branch
Formation17 October 2005
TypeGovernment Agency
Location
Region
United Kingdom
Chief Inspector
Simon French[1]
Staff
44 (incl. 26 inspectors)[2]
Websitehttps://gov.uk/raib