Companies around the world, ranging from all business sectors, see DQS as their trusted partner management systems certification. Find out what we have to offer via the overview below, or contact us to see how we can be of service.
INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY INDUSTRY STANDARD
The global growth potential of rail traffic and the distribution of this market among its participants are determined by three factors: Innovation. Safety. Quality. As railway operator, manufacturer of railway vehicles or railway supplier, you'll find the international IRIS standard to be a valuable support in decisive subject areas: qualification of your company for project and type series
management for railway vehicle manufacturing, effectiveness and efficiency of your company processes, continuous development of product and service characteristics. DQS is the optimum partner at your side for the implementation of this standard : in April 2006 – one month after publication of the standard – we issued the first-ever IRIS certificate worldwide. Since then, we have actively participated in the working group of UNIFE (Association of the European Rail Industry) on further development of IRIS. Today, we are one of the leading certifiers for railways.
SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES
With the development of the IRIS standard, its creators - the Association of the European Rail Industry UNIFE as well as leading railway manufacturers – have summarised all essential requirements of this sector. First of all, IRIS is characterized by quality management according to ISO 9001. Substantial supplements are, among others, sector-specific criteria such as product-specific safety strategy, type series and project management, reliability, availability and life cycle costs in operation. On the way to certification, a fully developed list of questions on your management system serves as a guideline for internal audits. This ensures that all participants work efficiently and effectively on one task: controlled and capable processes for more safety on the railways.
IRIS: ONE TICKET FOR THE FULL DISTANCE
The requirements of the railway standard are applicable to the entirety of the supply chain composed of railway operator, railway manufacturer, and supplier. IRIS may also be
integrated into existing management systems according to ISO 9001, EN 9100 and IS0/TS 16949 as a strategic expansion. During the certification process itself, the considerable technical competence of DQS auditors for integrated management systems contributes significantly to management and control of an organisation.
IRIS: HERE´S HOW IT WORKS
For your IRIS certificate, you will go through the classic DQS auditing process from system analysis ( audit stage 1) through the system audit (audit stage 2) to the issuance of the certificate and annual surveillance audits. Audit findings are recorded using special software, the IRIS Audit Tool, and evaluated according to the IRIS-specific maturity model based on ISO 9004. Over several audit cycles, this generates a clear picture of the continuous improvement process that can be made available to potential principals via UNIFE's supplier databank www.iris-rail.org for decision-making.