RCL are consultants who are experts at guiding companies through the two ‘phases’ of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme to become fully RISQS accredited.

RCL are consultants who are experts at guiding companies through the two ‘phases’ of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme to become fully RISQS accredited. 

First is the verification of the questionnaire, products and services a supplier offers. Second is the process of a RISQS Audit. Our team, which consists of mainly former RISQS Auditors, are experts at providing management systems that include all information, procedures, documentation, policies, processes and forms that will be required to pass the RISQS Audit and for suppliers to become a member of RISQS – Guaranteed.

RCL also offers ongoing support for Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management.  This can include the following, dependant on the level required;

  • Network Rail Rule Book Updates
  • TfL Support (London Underground/DLR etc.)
  • Quarterly Rail Industry Standards briefings updates
  • Internal Audits
  • Inspections
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Updates
  • Dedicated Consultant for each supplier
RCL offers a free initial consultation and a RISQS Gap Analysis

WHAT IS RSSB Railway Industry Supplier qualification Scheme (RISQS?

Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RSSB RISQS as their supplier qualification service.

The RISQS Scheme helps suppliers sell into the GB rail industry by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised through this qualification, as capable providers of products and services.

The RISQS Scheme supports Network Rail, Transport for London (TfL), passenger and freight operating companies, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors and many other buying organisations in the management of supply chain risk.

The RISQS Scheme embraces rail’s qualification arrangements. RISQS is industry-owned, governed and sponsored by a committee of representatives from across the rail industry. This reports into the RSSB Board, and RSSB provides a range of services to support operational delivery of the scheme.

How the RISQS Audit Works

The RISQS audit is for those product and service codes deemed to be high risk, or when the location of the service delivery is deemed to be high risk. If a supplier wishes to become a member of RISQS they will be prompted to answer questions about their business and what they wish to offer to the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) rail industry buyers.


RISQS Scheme Governance and Management

Governance of the RISQS Scheme is provided through RSSB by the RISQS Committee, comprising representatives from across the rail industry.

The RISQS Committee reports into the RSSB Board. All processes and policies are published in the scheme documents.

RSSB supports rail in the areas of safety, standards, knowledge, innovation and a wide range of cross-industry schemes – including supplier assurance for infrastructures such as Network Rail, London Underground, Crossrail HS1 & HS2 etc.

This means RISQS is ‘by the rail industry, for the rail industry’, and is run entirely to support the railway and its supply chain. RSSB is part of the industry, non-profit-making and independent of any single commercial interest.

For and on behalf of the RISQS Committee, RSSB provides oversight, coordination and day-to-day management of RISQS. A team of dedicated RSSB specialists provide the necessary industry interfaces, service provider delivery and coordination, and the ongoing system improvements.

Explanation of RICCL

RICCL stands for Railway Industry Commodity Classification List. RICCL is a flexible list that contains all of the commodities (equipment, materials and services) that are purchased for the railway. RICCL is one of the basic building blocks for the Supplier Assurance Framework (SAF).

The RISQS Scheme will provide harmonised supplier assurance arrangements that are simpler, more effective and more efficient than those that exist now. Supplier assurance refers to the confidence that buyers and suppliers have in each other through this process when working together to manage risk. Part of that confidence results from using a common vocabulary to describe the materials and services that are purchased.

RICCL is the first part of a comprehensive data hub which will include details of potential suppliers, recommended minimum assurance arrangements and technical information.

To see the full list of RICCL codes click here

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