Effective assurance and safety management is fundamental to a safe and reliable railway. We support rail businesses and organisations (large and small) around the world with a full suite of assurance services from strategic advice and guidance, to the performance of detailed assessments that meet regulatory needs. Our services cover all parts of the railway system, their operation, maintenance and management.
Our comprehensive understanding of international industry requirements and best practice enables us to undertake a range of assurance and safety management activities to support clients in demonstrating the safety and compliance of their activities.
Applying our extensive expertise, we advise and support clients on the identification and achievement of regulatory requirements, using effective skills, experience and management to deliver project assurance, certification and safety support activities. This expertise includes the development and implementation of safety management systems for operators, maintainers and suppliers to the industry, defining the means for controlling safety within their respective scopes of activity, demonstrating safety requirements have been achieved, assessment of compliance with management processes through risk-based auditing programmes, product and process audit and inspection services, and asset condition surveys.
The knowledge and expertise within our worldwide network of offices gives our clients unparalleled access to people with an understanding of railway safety, its management, and achievement of the associated regulatory requirements across the globe.
Our technical, assurance and management expertise extends to all rail systems and operations. We use our global knowledge and experience to support our clients in the safe, effective and efficient introduction and management of rail systems. This support covers the full lifecycle including:
- Procurement, including specification development and supplier assessment/selection
- Technical services including development of detailed design, project management and specialist engineering support for assessment and resolution of issues arising during construction or operation
- Assurance services to facilitate the introduction of rail systems into service in accordance with regulatory and industry processes, and in support of stakeholders safety management obligations
- Operational and maintenance management.
Note that independent verification services such as assessment and certification are provided by our sister company SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit Verification Limited.