Achilles Link-Up Consultants

We are Achilles Rail Consultants

Achilles are now helping the UK Network Rail industry with ‘Link-Up’ – this is a supplier registration and pre-qualification system used by buyers in all areas of the transport sector to have up-to-date and validated supplier information, and to procure efficiently in accordance with UK regulations.

Are you looking for Achilles Rail Link-Up Application Help and Support?

If you are interested in becoming Achilles Link-Up accredited, or would like to talk to one of our expert consultants simply click the following button to arrange a call back request. In a hurry, call head office today on 01628 56 52 56 and don’t forget to mention our fast track support service.

Achilles Link-Up Accreditation

What is Achilles qualification?

Qualification is the process of determining whether a supplier or potential provider meets a set of predetermined criteria. The RISQS (Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) is specifically designed to assist rail firms with each of these areas of supplier assurance.

Choosing Link-Up over other assurance providers enables suppliers and buyers to have a far more individualised approach to supplier assurance while also assuring full compliance with specific industry criteria. Link Up’s features include membership packages that are tailored to satisfy the assurance needs of purchasers while also meeting the industry’s set requirements, among others.

Previously, purchasers in the UK rail industry could only acquire assurance services through RISQS. The RSSB, on the other hand, has just approved Link Up as a viable alternative to RISQS for modern rail industry purchasers.

What is Risqs accreditation?

RISQS is a supplier pre-qualification service that is used by key buyers of all products and services throughout the GB rail industry. It assists Network Rail, Transport for London, passenger and freight train operators, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors, and many other buying organisations in the management of supply chain risk and supply chain compliance.

What You Can Expect – Achilles Rail Consultants

We help our clients to understand the requirements that are required to achieve this accreditation. We do this by providing industry-specific support and advice on the production and management of a valid Business Management System in compliance with Network Rail Industry requirements, as detailed in the Achilles managed Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme.

Achievement of Core Module compliance by reviewing your documentation, helping you complete your questionnaire, and developing your UK Network Rail Compliance System.

A comprehensive service by allowing one of our consultants to visit your offices and assess your existing management systems and produce a full gap analysis report, which will highlight the areas that need immediate attention.

IHS – UK Network Rail Standards

Before your Achilles audit, there will be an additional cost to your business and a mandatory requirement to adhere to the IHS Network UK Rail Industry standards. However, at JVR Consultancy, we provide you with advice and support on how to obtain this and offer this for free as part of our services.

Our Achilles rail consultants have vast experience in developing fully compliant integrated management systems for many clients. Some of our consultants have been Achilles Auditors in the past, hence they understand the full process in what it takes to become full compliant within this scheme.

We have the full experience of the rail process from initial application through to producing and implementing rail specific policies and procedures. Our UK rail industry compliance specialists have in-depth knowledge of the product codes and the requirements of the Core Module and can advise the best course of qualification for your company.

We will develop your management system writing your procedures, policies and associated documentation to ensure a fully compliant and easy to maintain management system. This can stand alone or be integrated with the requirements of ISO9001 (QMS), ISO14001 (EMS) and or ISO45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

Our services are tailored to meet individual company requirements and to take the stress out of the process by implementing a professional service that will ensure delivery and meet your requirements.

Contact us to discuss any requirements you may have and to arrange your free gap analysis report to determine what next steps are required to achieve your Network Rail accreditation.

Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers

Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR

JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.

Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.

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Achilles Link-Up

Achilles Link-Up is an innovative supplier registration and pre-qualification system. It enables rail industry buyers access to validated supplier information.

  • Nationwide Presence

    26 national support locations throughout the UK. See Office Locations.

  • Fixed Fee Payments

    There are no hidden charges, and what you see is what you pay.

  • Free Gap Analysis

    Assess the difference between your business performance & your goals.

  • Audit Support

    Supporting businesses with upcoming compliance audits. FAST TRACK priority support also available.

  • Ongoing Support

    JVR offer Ongoing Support & Maintenance for peace of mind.

  • Customer Service

    Our customer reviews are a testament to our work & the results we achieve.

  • Experience

    Vast experience in developing compliant integrated management systems

  • Thorough Process

    We write procedures, policies & associated documentation.

  • Bespoke

    Our services are tailored to meet individual company requirements.

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