Assessment Body

The European Commission Common Safety Method (CSM-REA) on Risk Evaluation and Assessment Regulation (352/2009 repealed by 402/2013 (as amended 2015/1136)), provides a legal obligation and mandatory framework for the evaluation and assessment of risk associated with significant engineering, operational and organisational changes to the EU mainline railway.

An Assessment Body is an independent party appointed to assess the safety risk process applied during a project – determining compliance with the CSM-REA regulations – with the final output being the production of a Safety Assessment Report.

Already in possession of an extensive portfolio of Independent Safety Assessments in the rail sector, Ricardo Certification holds the required UKAS accreditation against ISO EN 17020 (type A) to provide Assessment Body (AsBo) services across Europe.