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RISQS - Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

Tracklink have been registered with Link-up since 2004 which is now RISQS, and our registration number is: 2574.

What is RISQS Accreditation?

RISQS is the UK Rail Industry Supplier Registration and Qualification scheme. Originally established over a decade ago, RISQS has made a significant impact to the rail industry by providing a single common qualification process for suppliers. This procedureis shared by Network Rail and over 80 rail organisations including Infrastructure Management Contractors, Underground Infrastructure companies, Construction companies, and all major Train and Freight Operators. 

The RailwayIndustry Supplier Qualification Scheme has three clear objectives:

  1. Single shared qualification process amongst the rail community.
  2. Reduced duplication & administrative effort – recognised as efficient and cost-effective.
  3. Fair, open and transparent process, compliant with EC Procurement Legislation.

In 2000, Achilles launched the Proof scheme, which took RISQS a stage further by providing a common auditing process for suppliers of safety-critical products and servicesRISQS and Proof allow purchasers, engineers and other rail industry professionals to instantly access comprehensive qualification and audit results on suppliers via the Internet.This is accessable whether for a pre-tender supplier selection exercise or to manage existing suppliers under contract. 

To date,there are more than 3500 suppliers and contractorsthat are registered and RISQS approved on the scheme.Over 1000 of these are also participating in the Proof scheme for products and services deemed critical to safety. 

To find out more about our RSQS accredited products and services, get in touch with us here.