Porterbrook Successfully Completes RISAS Reaccreditation

Porterbrook which owns and manages a large portfolio of rail assets has successfully completed RISAS reaccreditation and has been certified for the maximum period of 3 years.

The Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme (RISAS) is a proven, reliable way for the rail industry to assess and approve critical product suppliers, supported by the safety regulator. RISAS also provides assessment and certification for suppliers of critical products and services, on behalf of the whole GB mainline rail industry.

The train continues to become an even more popular transport mode. In 2013-14, the mainline railway saw nearly 1.6 billion passenger journeys made and over 115 million tonnes of freight carried. Maintaining the safety and reliability of trains to make this happen is critical, and relies on suppliers and customers both having a lucid appreciation of the risks, and a proven capability to manage them.

Neil Foster, Fleet & Standards Director at Porterbrook commented “We are proud to have achieved RISAS reaccreditation as a provider of heavy maintenance and modification services, demonstrating our professional approach to operations management.”

The assessment was undertaken by Railway Approvals Limited as a Rail Industry Supplier Approval Body (RISAB), accredited by RSSB. For further information, go to www.risas.co.uk