Assessment Body

Assessment Body

The European Commission Common Safety Method (CSM-RA) on Risk Evaluation and Assessment Regulation 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 application of the hazard management safety risk process applied during a project – determining compliance with the CSM-RA regulations – with the final output being the production of a Safety Assessment Report.

We offer our clients in the rail sector extensive knowledge of the process, with experts who bring many years' experience of safety assurance and risk assessment work. 

Ricardo Certification holds accreditation against ISO EN 17020 to provide Type A AsBo services in UK and Netherlands, and Type C AsBo services in Spain, enabling us to provide accredited AsBo services throughout the EU.

Elizabeth Line

Elizabeth Line

We have been the appointed Assessment Body for London's forthcoming Elizabeth Line (formerly Crossrail) since 2012. Read more about our role in this project here. Read more