The objective of a railway system is to always achieve a certain level of traffic, operate safely and under the cost established limits, avoiding loss of value. The application of the RAMS process in railway systems makes possible to determine the confidence with which this objective can be achieved. The RAMS values determine the safety and quality level the railways service is offered to the customer, considering relevant factors as the functionality and performance.
RAMS parameters are long-term exploitation characteristics of the railways system and are achieved through the application of established engineering concepts, methods, tools and techniques throughout the life cycle of the system. RAMS parameters depend on the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the subsystems and components that integrate the complete system. RAMS values determine the dependability of a system and are given by the combination of interrelated characteristics related to reliability, availability, maintainability and safety.
RAMS CENELEC standards and Regulation No. 402/2013 Common Safety Method for Risk Assessment and Evaluation, establish the requirements to be fulfilled by railway subsystems and components. RAMS safety standards establish the safety process to be applied for new developments or modifications of railway subsystems.
SGS is a well-recognized entity in the railway market, supporting their clients to fulfill RAMS requirements of their projects.
At SGS, we combine a deep competence in RAMS together with the specific expertise for each railway subsystem: Rolling Stock. Control- Command and Signalling Systems, Energy and Infrastructure.
We implement the RAMS safety process performing systematic analyses on the system to determine those adverse conditions, hazards, that may appear throughout the project life cycle. Losses may relate to human, property and/or environmental damage.
SGS offers solutions for every type of rail customer, from inspections and technical assistance, to supplier management and sustainability.
SGS’s Supplier Management service offers tailored capability in supplier relationship management from Sourcing to Continuous Development.
SGS is notified and authorised by the Railways Authorities to perform conformity EC verifications and assessments for rail.
SGS has a network of more than 2,650 offices and laboratories worldwide, with more than 98,000 employees offering a range of rail services.
SGS is recognised and authorised by the Railways Safety Authorities to perform safety evaluations and assessments for railways.
SGS in has been endorsed to assess control-command and signaling systems against the European technical specifications for interoperability.
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