Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3)

Launch of RM3 2019

Having worked very closely with stakeholders from across Britain's rail industry, we are pleased to announce the launch of RM3 2019, our latest version of the Risk Management Maturity Model.

Risk Management Maturity Model pdf icon PDF, 6,025 Kb (RM3)
Published 1 April 2019

Key changes

The new edition of RM3 2019 is designed to be more accessible to people just starting to use the model, and pushing the boundaries for experienced users.

We have:

  • filled in the gaps in evidence and made sure that it builds up through the maturity levels
  • identified evidence of collaboration, continuous improvement and use of technology, to support improved risk control at higher levels of maturity
  • provided evidence of organisational culture throughout all criteria and maturity levels, rather than just in criteria OC6
  • changed the maturity level certain evidence sits in to support greater stretch and improvement in health and safety risk control.

Future work

  • Through the RM3 Governance Board we will publish a core training syllabus.
  • We'll be creating an interactive PDF that includes navigation and links to referenced material.

For more information, please contact RM3@orr.gov.uk.

Publications and updates

Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) London Workshop pdf icon PDF, 6,183 Kb
6 December 2019

Transport for London RM3 assessment sheet xlsx icon XLSX, 3,106 Kb
6 December 2019

ORR and Heritage Railway Association Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) seminars 2019 pdf icon PDF, 5,515 Kb
3 December 2019

Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) York Workshop pdf icon PDF, 5,062 Kb
2 December 2019

RM3 2019 - presentation from launch events pdf icon PDF, 5,614 Kb
Published 2 September 2019

Risk Management Maturity Model pdf icon PDF, 6,025 Kb (RM3)
Published 1 April 2019

RM3 Organisational culture template (Word version) (OpenDocument Text version)

ORR RM3 Assessment Toolkit Spreadsheet
This is an excel spreadsheet that assists the assessor to determine their organisation's level of maturity against each of the 26 RM3 criteria. The spreadsheet has an easy to use evidence matrix to determine the 25 RM3 criteria maturity levels and a separate organisational culture (OC6) assessment matrix. The data from these assessments is automatically populated and represented in radar graph and bar charts for ease of presentation.