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Accreditation and Certifications

NCB is accredited to act as a Notified, Designated and Assessment Body to certify rail project compliance.

  • The table below shows the full set of capacities in which NCB acts, including where applicable, the accreditation details. In addition, our management systems are certified by BSI to ISO9001:2015, OHSAS18001:2007 and ISO14001:2015.
  • Evidence of our approval to act as a Notified Body in Europe is published on the European Commission website.
  • The scope of our accreditations is each of the Subsystem and Transverse Technical Specifications for Interoperability, plus, for CSM Assessment Body work, Technical, Organisational and Operational changes.

Capacity/Service

Regulation under which service is provided and other applicable documents

Accreditation / Certification organisation and standard

Other Information

Notified Body (NoBo)

Statutory Instrument No.  3066 The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 (as amended),

TSIs

UKAS

BS EN ISO / IEC 17065

Option A

Designated Body (DeBo)

Statutory Instrument No.  3066 The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 (as amended),

Notified National Technical Rules

UKAS

BS EN ISO / IEC 17065

Option A

Assessment Body (AB)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 402/2013 of 30 April 2013 on the Common Safety Method (CSM) for risk evaluation and assessment, (as amended)

UKAS

BS EN ISO / IEC 17020

Type A

Independent Competent Persons

Statutory Instrument No.  599 The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (as amended)

BSI ISO 9001, ISO 14001,

OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

 

Registration of Load Units (Containers and Swap Bodies)

International Union of Railways (UIC) Leaflet 592 requirements and Euro norms (EN) &

UIC leaflet-596-6 and IRS-50596-7

BSI ISO 9001, ISO 14001,

OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

 

Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) Certification Body

Commission Regulation 445/2011 of 10 May 2011 valid till June 2022

EU regulation 779/2019/EU

UKAS

BS EN ISO / IEC 17065

Option A

Plant Assessment Body

RIS-1710-PLT Rail Industry Standard for Engineering Certification of Railborne Plant and the Assessment of Non-

Railborne Plant ,

RIS-1702-PLT Rail Industry Standard for the Design of On-track Machines in

Working and Travelling Modes

RIS-1530-PLT Rail Industry Standard for Engineering Acceptance of On-Track Plant and Associated Equipment. 

UKAS

BS EN ISO / IEC 17065

Option A

Network Rail Product Acceptance

The applicable prevailing Network Rail company standards for product acceptance

BSI ISO 9001, ISO 14001,

OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

 

Technical services including training services

Related to the understanding of all railway regulations, standards and specifications

BSI ISO 9001,

ISO 14001,

OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

Only training services are currently covered by the BSI scope

Design for Reliability Assessment

Related to product acceptance andassessment of compliance with NR/L2/RSE/0005

BSI ISO 9001,

ISO 14001,

OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

For future incorporation and assessment

If you plan to commission NCB to act as your NoBo, DeBo, PAB, or ECM Certification Body, or already have done so, then you will need to read our Scheme Rules, which are available here.

Integrated Management System

Network Certification Body Limited (NCB) is certified by BSI to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015, BS EN ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 for the provision of conformity assessment and training services to the European rail industry. We are currently in the process of migrating to BS/ISO 45001:2018. Our Integrated Management System (IMS) has built in checks and balances to demonstrate that project and client requirements are identified and met. These include project reviews, improvement tools, KPIs, feedback mechanisms and internal audits all fed through to our Board of Directors and reviewed regularly by the Certification Advisory Committee. We have robust processes in place to keep up to date with changes to TSIs and standards through our involvement with the Department for Transport, ORR, RSSB , British, European and International standards bodies. Any changes are built into our assessment processes and communicated to NCB assessors. NCB supports development of the European conformity assessment industry through providing experts for the European NB Rail and UK NoBo forums.

Officially accredited by:

  

Officially certificated by:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management(FS622448)
  • ISO 14001 Quality Management(EMS 649321)
  • ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management(OHS 649322)