Article: Rail company, certifications, accreditations and recognitions
DB Systemtechnik is a highly specialised service provider that provides technical services for railway-specific tasks and issues.
To ensure that trains reach their destination safely and on time, extensive know-how and precision are required. Customers throughout the rail sector are supported in exactly this capacity – with individual solutions, in accordance with standards and requirements, on time and of the highest quality.
Certification, accreditations and recognitions are an important basis for the business activities of the DB Systemtechnik Group and proof for manufacturers, retrofitters, operators and maintenance providers that they can rely on its expertise:
DB Systemtechnik is a participant in the German government's Energy Efficiency Networks initiative
This enables us to benefit from independent expertise, create energy transparency through energy audits and reduce our energy costs in the long term.
EBA: Federal Railway Authority, supervisory, licensing and safety authority for railways and rail companies in Germany (more information at www.eba.bund.de)
EBC: EISENBAHN-CERT, certification and inspection body for complex rail systems and components (more information at www.eisenbahn-cert.de)
ECM: Entity in charge of maintenance: Maintenance obligation for keepers of railway vehicles according to Section 4 of the German General Railway Act (Allgemeines Eisenbahngesetz, "AEG"; more information at www.eba.bund.de)
RAG: Railway Approvals Germany GmbH (RAG), subsidiary of DB Systemtechnik GmbH, which offers vehicle authorisations. It is recognised in Germany as a Designated Body (DeBo) and Notified Body (NoBo) by the Federal Railway Authority.
RAL: Railway Approvals Limited (RAL), subsidiary of DB Systemtechnik GmbH, which offers vehicle authorisations. It is recognised in the United Kingdom as a Verification Body (VeBo), Designated Body (DeBo), Notified Body (NoBo) and Assessment Body (AsBo).
CSM-RA: Common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment
AsBo: Assessment Body (checks conformity according to CSM-RA)