Authorising rail vehicles and managing change: Current processes

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We have developed this workshop to equip you with a basic understanding of vehicle acceptance procedures in modern railway fleet.

We introduce you to the relevant safety management systems and authorisation procedures as well as the latest European Union directives.

The course includes an overview of authorisation processes and vehicle acceptance bodies.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for recent graduates moving into traction and rolling stock; non-traction and rolling stock engineers moving into new roles within traction and rolling stock; production and engineering managers new to the industry; infrastructure and asset managers; accident investigators; and design and maintenance traction and rolling stock engineers wanting to learn or refresh in specific traction and rolling stock discipline.

How will I benefit?

    After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the current rolling stock acceptance processes for each type of railway system in the above scope
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the organisations involved
  • Explain the techniques and methodologies used to analyse vehicle system safety by the VAB/NOBO/ISA/NRAP and their counterparts in other railway systems
  • Identify and explain the types and function of the principal documents relating to rolling stock acceptance
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Good to review the latest requirements and standards so that we can implement latest standards.

Richard Holmes

Key topics

• Current regulations
• Safety certification and authorisation
• Interoperability
• Compatibility
• Common safety method on risk evaluation and assessment
• Safety verification for major changes on the non-railway mainline
• Common safety method on risk evaluation and assessment
• Other regulatory requirements
• Testing

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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Available dates for Authorising rail vehicles and managing change: Current processes

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14 Mar 2018
18 Oct 2018

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