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Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure undertakes the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) supplier audits

15th May 2018

Following the launch of the new enhanced RISQS supplier audits on 1 May, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure has commenced audit services for the UK railway supplier prequalification scheme, RISQS. The audit ensures buyers know that the suppliers they use are compliant with current legislation and the standards needed to work on the UK rail network.

A full implementation team, led by Alan Thomas, Divisional Director of Health and Safety, is working closely with Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) to ensure the benefits are fully realised for scheme members. Altius VA, provides IT, verification and management services for the scheme.

The contract runs for three years, with the option to extend to five years, and includes the delivery of on-site audits for new and existing suppliers who work within the UK rail industry.

RISQS is used by over 110 buyers, including Network Rail and Transport for London, providing the confidence to work with over 4,300 supplier members throughout the industry. The scheme which is managed by the RSSB, delivers enhanced member benefits including a smarter, easier and quicker software platform and improved audit capabilities.

Alan Herbert, Director of Capita’s Health and Safety consultancy team said “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 a positive endorsement of our reputation for delivering solutions and value to the rail industry. We have successfully put an audit team in place and have started undertaking audits using our new software systems.”

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