Rail Sector IRIS Certification

IRIS Certification

(International Railway Industry Standard)

Demonstrate your value as a quality supplier in the international rail transport sector with IRIS certification.

Get internationally certified in the rail transport sector with IRIS certification

Quality is a prerequisite for a reliable and safe rail product. Railway operators expect their supply chain to remain competitive, and to provide proven solutions for cars, facilities and operating equipment that meet high quality standards

IRIS is the International Railway Industry Standard led by UNIFE (European Rail Industry Association) and largely recognised by railway stakeholders such as system manufacturers and railway operators. Based on the internationally recognised ISO/TS 22163:2017 standard, which includes specific application requirements for rail organisations. as well as the ISO 9001 quality standard, IRIS is moving the milestone to become ISO technical standard.

The aim of IRIS is to improve the quality and reliability of rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure by improving the whole supply chain.


Benefits of IRIS certification

  • Follow a tried and tested framework for ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Meet railway specific regulatory requirements with confidence
  • Access new markets
  • Meet the increasing demands of manufacturers within the rail industry
  • Independent support from a global leader in testing, inspection and compliance with global accreditation for IRIS certification
  • A partnership approach to help understand your corporate objectives, organisational structure and business culture


IRIS certification requirements

The process of achieving the IRIS certification consist of six steps.

First the organisation has to request for IRIS certification. In order for the organisations to achieve IRIS certification the organisation shall:

  • Be a legal entity or belong to a corporation

  • Have an autonomous business management system

  • Perform at least one IRIS activity: design, manufacture or maintenance

  • The IRIS management system requires to be applied throughout the whole supply chain of rolling stock-related and signalling-related products

  • Being located in a single site

If you can check of the above you are ready to request for IRIS certification.


Bureau Veritas - Experts in IRIS certification

IRIS can be applied to manufacturers of system construction parts and individual components, operators as well as manufacturers of rail-mounted vehicles. Our expert team of specialists works with these organisation to help achieve and maintain certification following our proven certification and re-certification process.