RailSmart EDS

A proactive competency management system

The market leading specialist solution for rail. EDS helps to help manage staff competencies, deliver targeted training and support, lower business risk and reduce incident rates.

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Enabling organisations to lower business risk and reduce incident rates

RailSmart EDS Software on screen

A structured approach to competency assessments

EDS (Employee Development System) supports the continuous monitoring and improvements of your employees’ competencies.

Competency focused around interactions

Using EDS, create multiple competency interactions including assessments, observations, classroom based training, eLearning and more.

RailSmart EDS Software on screen
RailSmart EDS Software on screen

Complete visibility of employee competency

Provides a comprehensive and clear overview of your current competency position across the whole business. Everything in one convenient place.

Significant time saving

Dramatically reduces the administrative burden of compliance compared to paper-based and competitor solutions.

RailSmart EDS Software on screen and mobile tablet

Product features

Administer assessment cycles

Define and manage competency cycles, for the different roles within your organisation.

Manage performance criteria

Create performance criteria sets for each of your cycles.

Defined planned interactions

Define interactions as part of a competency cycle.

Employee incident management

Track and manage all of your operational incidents.

Medical management

A GDPR compliant solution for the management of employee work-related medical examinations and the recording of results.

Employee support plans

Support and develop employees’ competencies with tailored proactive and reactive support plans.

Skills and certificates

Track employee skills and manage skill renewals.

Training paths

Manage and track employees training.

Assessment module

Conduct assessments and other planned interactions electronically using the EDS mobile application.

Interaction planner

View your up and coming employee assessments and other interactions.


Analyse assessment data and gain an insight into the overall competency of your workforce.

Verification and auditing

Verification tools to help promote standardisation, consistency and accuracy to competency management across the whole organisation.

RailSmart EDS Software on screen and mobile tablet

Why EDS for competency management?

  • Complete visibility of your organisation’s current competency position
  • Enables the proactive management of business risk
  • Helps to reduce operational incidents by focusing on your teams
  • Reduces the administrative burden and cost of compliance
  • Promotes and encourages regular contact time between employees and line managers
  • Helps identify training opportunities

More than 200,000 assessments performed against over 15,000 employees across various industries

Some of our customers

We are proud to work with passenger operators, freight operators and suppliers to the rail industry, large and small, from across the UK and beyond.
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