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Rail industry news / 1 March 2010 /
Lloyd’s Register has won a framework contract from Banedanmark as part of the approval process for the €2.4 billion renewal of Denmark’s signalling systems.
Fire safety and risk assessment of rolling stock is an important aspect of our industry. To gauge an understanding of what requirements are involved and to assess what the future holds, we put four questions to the train operating company First Capital Connect, and to the notified body and railway engineering consultancy Lloyd’s Register Verification Limited.
Making sure systems, products and processes are doing the job in the most efficient way, needs a co-ordinated approach and independent scrutiny. Independent assurance is an approach which checks what others have done, are doing and what they plan to do. When this is performed well, it makes a major contribution to the creation of new assets and major changes to systems and processes.
Achieving high levels of rail system reliability in all the phases of the life cycle at an optimal cost requires sound information, robust risk based analysis, proper implementation of asset management activities and on-going critical review.