(International Railway Industry Standard)
Demonstrate your value as a quality supplier in the international 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.
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.
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.