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NCB is an experienced and accredited AsBo you can trust to deliver

With unrivalled breadth of experience as an AsBo, NCB can achieve your assessment needs

The European Regulation on Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM) has been in force since 19 July 2010, harmonising the approach to risk assessment and evaluation of significant changes to railway subsystems. The current regulation is 402/2013 (as amended), which, brought in a requirement for CSM Assessment Bodies to be accredited. NCB was among the first batch of organisations in the UK to be accredited, in 2015. NCB was operating as an Assessment Body prior to that, having managed the transition for Network Rail from the Safety Verification regime previously required under The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006.

NCB’s accreditation as an Assessment Body (AsBo) covers all three of the types of change defined by CSM – technical, operational and organisational. We have issued several hundred CSM Safety Assessment Reports, used by our clients to support commissioning of projects, and issued many more at intermediate stages providing clients with value adding information throughout their project life-cycle.

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