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Notified Body & Designated Body Services

NCB is an experienced and accredited NoBo and DeBo you can trust to deliver

NCB has been accredited as a NoBo and DeBo since 2012, and has produced more than 30 technical files for projects requiring an authorisation under the regulations.

We work closely with the regulator to on behalf of our client’s to ensure that authorisation happens smoothly.

Notified Body and Designated Body Services

A Railway Notified Body (NoBo) is an independent organisation accredited by government to undertake conformity assessment of a project against relevant Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs).

A Railway Designated Body (DeBo) is an independent organisation accredited by government to undertake conformity assessment of a project for compliance with notified national technical rules (NNTR). To help you, further information on NNTR is available here.

The Department for Transport (DfT) appoints Railway Notified Bodies and Desigated Bodies on behalf of the UK and assesses them as meeting certain criteria, including competence, independence and integrity under the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 (RIR 2011).

UK regulations apply to work on new, upgraded or renewed structural subsystems (vehicles and infrastructure) with some exceptions defined by scope of work and activity. Further information is available on the Scope of rail interoperability.

NCB as a NoBo and DeBo

The scope of our accreditation covers all of the subsystems, structural and transverse technical specifications for interoperability, and associated interoperability constituents and assessment modules.

We are usually appointed as DeBo as well as NoBo, and produce combined technical files for efficiency.

Our staff have extensive experience in the UK rail industry, many of them having come from the main national infrastructure manager. As such they have a deep understanding of the provenance of the UK’s NNTRs, making us an ideal choice as a DeBo, whether you are using us as your NoBo aswell or not.

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