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JVR can help you pass your accreditations in the Railways Industry

In 2021 if you are looking to grow your business in Rail, then you would need to obtain the right accreditation, which will enable your company to work with the biggest Rail companies in the UK. There are billions of pounds worth of Rail business in the UK alone so by obtaining the RISQS accreditation you will be able to work with the following Rail companies – please click on the link for a detail list of the Rail companies signed up to the RISQS accreditation scheme.

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On Rail, these companies listed will only work with your company if you have the RISQS accreditation.

There are billions of pounds worth of Railways business in the UK alone so by obtaining any of the following accreditation –

Accreditations you should have if you work in Railways

RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme)
Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RISQS as their supplier qualification service.

In short, RISQS help suppliers sell in to the GB rail industry by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services.

Principal Contractor Licencing (PCL)
Suppliers who want to operate as a Principal Contractor (PC) as defined by Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 20015 must hold a licence issued by Network Rail to discharge these duties on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure.

You will also require to have the following:

GDPR compliance – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the UK & European Union (EU). Every company in the UK & Europe must be GDPR compliant. Failure to be GDPR compliant will result in the following – The UK GDPR and DPA 2018 set a maximum fine of £17.5 million or 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is greater – for infringements. The EU GDPR sets a maximum fine of €20 million (about £18 million) or 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is greater – for infringements.

DPOData Protection Officer as a service – Part of being GDPR compliant is that you have a registered DPO. JVR Consultancy can Act as your expert on data protection matters – dealing with Third Parties and regulators and ensuring that compliance is maintained and risks managed. P

EU Representative – Due to Brexit, if your company does business in the Eu then you must have EU Representative. JVR Consultancy can act as your legally approved representative (based in the EU) for all matters dealing your customers and regulators within the EU and broader EEA, enabling the requirements of GDPR to be met. Then you can continue with doing business with the EU.

Looking for government contracts?

Both Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus are mandatory for businesses looking for specific government contracts. Unless your business achieves Cyber Essentials, you will not be able to bid for such contracts at all. In general, these contracts will involve the handling of personal information or delivering certain IT products and services.

Cyber Essentials – is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls your organisation should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats. Achieving the UK government accredited Cyber Security standard that shows your customers the levels of controls in place to protect their data and yours.

Cyber Essentials Plus – this is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. It is a more rigorous test of your organisation’s cyber security systems where our cyber security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that your organisation is protected against basic hacking and cyber-crime.

JVR Consultancy can assist your company to achieve any of the above accreditations which would allow you to win more business and be a more secure and safer company.

JVR have assisted many companies within Railways, including:

  • The Clancy Group ( Harefield, Middlesex )
  • Cubic Transportation Systems (Redhill, Surrey & USA )
  • Pfisterer ( Orgreave, Sheffield & Germany )
  • Muranda Electrical Solutions ( Gravesend, Kent )
  • Whitfield Construction Services ( Southwark, London )
  • Schweerbau GmbH & Co. KG ( Grove Park, London & Germany )
  • Access International Security ( Bridgend, Wales )
  • Southern Scaffolding ( Tonbridge, Kent )
  • Geotec Surveys ( Wormley, Surrey )
  • SR Rail Solutions ( Glasgow, Scotland )
  • Virtua UK ( Banbury, Oxford )

JVR Consultancy can assist your company in becoming RISQS accredited so you can grow in 2021. Also, we can ensure that you are GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation compliant, have the correct type of DPO – Data Protection Officer in place, and if you have work in Europe – then you would require EU Representation.

If you would like to discuss any of the mentioned above, then contact our Head Office for free advice on 01628 56 52 56

Additional information on RISQS

  • 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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