The Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment (EU Commission Regulation 402/2013) requires that all changes to the railway system, including the introduction of new or modified rolling stock or infrastructure systems, or changes to routes or operations, should be assessed to ensure that they do not import unacceptable risk to the railway. Where a change is deemed significant, a structured risk assessment and mitigation process is mandated to ensure that residual risk is reduced ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’. If the change is deemed significant, an Assessment Body must be appointed to confirm that the correct process has been followed and that the results are suitable.

AEGIS’ team of experienced safety engineering professionals, including RAMS, software and EMC experts, have been managing risk on behalf of railway industry clients – from rolling stock manufacturers to train operators, sub-system suppliers to infrastructure managers, for over 20 years. We can assess the change and develop robust safety arguments to demonstrate its acceptability.

AEGIS is an IEC 17020 UKAS Accredited Type C Inspection Body under CSM-RA Regulation 402/2013. We provide a complete, integrated solution for the assessment of your change, including:

Our safety engineering team can provide a staged approach to the safety assessment (typically design, testing and service) to ensure that the progressive assurance of safety from project inception to implementation and operation.