During recent years, there has been a proliferation in requirements from rail authorities regarding common methods for handling and documenting railway safety. National and EU requirements based on the Common Safety Method (CSM) regulation and TSI’s (Technical Specifications for Interoperability) now forms the basis for railway safety process and documentation.
Due to these relatively new developments, there is a significant demand from clients seeking assistance in aligning project processes and in helping them to either drive the process or perform the independent assessment as required by CSM regulations.
Tailored project delivery employing advanced tools
Ramboll assists in arranging and executing the safety process to ensure that it meets each individual project requirements and takes into account all associated safety demands. We have developed a number of advanced tools that have been specifically adapted for the safety approval process and these are an integral part of our service during project delivery.
Our safety considerations in projects are integrated into the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) framework, which is an underlying mind set of our consultants in all rail-related work processes. We also offer specific consultancy within RAM, ranging from establishing a RAM policy, to RAM management, detailed RAM analysis, and RAM performance monitoring.
Accredited CSM Assessor
Ramboll is an accredited CSM assessor and can undertake independent assessments within rail infrastructure, train control and signalling, energy, operations, traffic management, telematics, and rolling stock. With our ample experience with consultancy and assessment, we can plan and execute an assessment process tailored to each project. We can also conduct competent assessment of safety by focusing our assessment on the points that produce the greatest effects on safety.
Ramboll is an accredited assessor within risk evaluation and assessment in relation to the common safety method, CSM.
A partnership approach
Our customers receive all the necessary safety documentation – delivered in a timely manner and taking account of all relevant approvals required. We draw on experience from a large variety of projects and have a full understanding of the approval processes required by our customers. Ramboll’s partnership approach ensures that work is carried out in close cooperation with authorities, assessors, Notified Bodies (NoBo), operators, and railway undertakers.