RISQS Approved SupplierWould you like to work on the UK Railways? We can help you understand the requirements.

Force Consultancy Services Ltd can support you through the RISQS Accreditation (previously known as Link-up) supplier approval process and will safeguard that your business is successful in relation to the RISQS audit process.

RISQS Audit is the GB rail industry audit programme that qualifies suppliers to work in the industry. The RISQS Audit service, which is provided by Achilles, enables suppliers to demonstrate compliance against both the industry wide assurance requirements as set out by the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) Board and specific infrastructure requirements as defined by the relevant Infrastructure Managers.

The audit is geared to deliver value to the audited organisation and to encourage continuous improvement whilst being delivered in a transparent and service focused manner.

Achieving RISQS Scheme accreditation allows rail companies to connect with all the major rail companies across the UK and allows them to tender for contracts specific to their abilities.

We can help you appreciate these requirements and our Rail Compliance Experts can assist you with the whole process. We can offer our clients support with the registration process, producing and instigating management systems that comply with the requirements of the scheme, carrying out a gap analysis of current systems, undertake pre-audits in preparation for a RISQS scheme audit, on site representation during audits attending and supporting companies through the RISQS audit process.

We offer clients Rail industry specific support and adviceOur Rail Compliance Specialists have in-depth knowledge to help you

Rail industry specific support and advice on the production and management of an effective Business Management System in compliance with rail industry requirements as detailed in the Achilles managed RISQS scheme.

Qualifying involves completion of the RISQS Questionnaire and choosing ‘product codes’ that reflect your business capability. Some code groups require registration only, whereas others require qualification via an on-site audit by a RISQS auditor.

The RISQS audit modules are the standards against which your company will be audited dependent upon your scope of supply. Our Rail Compliance Specialists have in-depth knowledge of the product codes and the requirements of the RISQS audit modules and can advise the best course of qualification for your company.

Whichever level of RISQS qualification you require, our Rail Compliance Specialists can help you.

Force Consultancy Services Ltd offers a comprehensive service to clients by allowing one of our consultants to visit your offices and assess your existing management systems and produce a full gap analysis, or alternatively produce a full tailored management system. 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 ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and or OHSAS 18001 (Safety Management System) if required.

benefits of RISQS ApprovalRISQS approval gives you

  • a place on the list of approved suppliers, your details will be visible by thousands of buyers in the rail sector
  • an equal opportunity through a fair, open and transparent qualification process
  • access to an online service where you can view your own evaluation and score, see your Questionnaire and product code status as well as receive Industry news and updates
  • the ability to update your capabilities and profile as often as you like during your subscription

our rail compliance experts can assist youWe will ensure your company gains RISQS Qualified Supplier status

Our Rail Compliance Specialists have vast experience in developing fully compliant integrated management systems for many clients.

We have full experience of the RISQS process, from initial application through to producing and implementing rail specific policies and procedures that will deliver you a system that not only satisfies but exceeds the RISQS audit module requirements.

We welcome enquiries from all companies and would be delighted to arrange a free consultation in-order to discuss your specific requirements.

Our services are tailored to meet individual company requirements and you take the stress out of the process by buying in a professional service that will ensure your company gains RISQS Qualified Supplier status.

As part of this process we also offer representation and support at your external certification audits.

Need RISQS Approval?

Whichever level of RISQS qualification you require, our Rail Compliance Specialists can help you. Contact us to speak with one of our Rail Compliance Specialists who are on standby to help you or simply submit a business enquiry online.

We have been extremely pleased with the work of Paul Westwick (Force Consultancy) who was bought in at short notice with tight timescales to assist in the business critical project to obtain ISO 9001:2015. With a new organisational structure for quality management, we initially needed a gap analysis on a number of sites across several divisions to help us achieve certification. From his knowledge, he quickly understood our requirements to give us a quick understanding of what was required allowing us to achieve certification in the timescale required.

Ruth Roper
Head of Quality and Business Improvement, Aggregate Industries

would you like to work on the UK Railways? Our Rail Compliance Experts can assist you