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Rail Safety Standards Board appoints Capita to run its Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme supplier audits

6th July 2017

Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure has been appointed by Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB) to provide audit and assessment services for the GB railway supplier prequalification scheme.

The three-year contract, with the option to extend to five years, includes the delivery of on-premise audits and assessment services for new and existing suppliers seeking to work within the UK rail industry.

Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is used by 118 buyers, including Network Rail and Transport for London, giving them the risk assurance to work in confidence with 4,300 supplier members throughout the UK rail industry.

Utilising the current standards, Capita will deliver the audit and assessment services so members know that the suppliers they use are compliant with current legislation, working in partnership with Altius VA, who will provide IT, verification and management services, and the RSSB.

John Edmunds, managing director, Capita Supplier Assessment Services, commented: “We are delighted to be a key partner with Altius VA in the delivery of this enhanced RSSB RISQS contract for the UK rail industry. It is an incredibly positive endorsement of our reputation for delivering solutions and value to the rail and construction industries within the built environment.”

George Bearfield, Director of System Safety and Health, RSSB, said: “As the UK’s leading third-party governance and risk management service and the only organisation to be accredited by the British Safety Council to audit to the prestigious Five Star Audit Standard we are looking forward to working with Capita to deliver a first-class audit and assessment for our scheme.”

The audit process will be run by Capita’s Supplier Assessment Services which is focussed on supplier risk management, health and safety and professional services, and includes the businesses Constructionline and Acclaim.

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