Rail company, certifications, accreditations and recognitions

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 certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001
  • has certified the central IT platform (ZSI) according to ISO/IEC 27001:2013
  • Has EBA-recognised expert assessors as well as other technical expert assessors
  • Is an administrative assistant to EBA for the certification of entities in charge of maintenance
  • Has an inspection body accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17 020
  • Cooperates with NoBo and DeBo for Germany, Railway Approvals Germany (RAG), which is part of the DB Systemtechnik Group
  • Cooperates with NoBo and DeBo for UK, Railway Approvals Limited (RAL), which is part of the DB Systemtechnik Group
  • Is AsBo and has an accredited inspection area for independent safety assessment in accordance with CSM-RA (EU Regulation)
  • Is an associate partner of the EBC (EISENBAHN-CERT)
  • Has 13 testing laboratories accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 with the appropriate test procedures required for the approval of vehicles, components and infrastructure (in 27 areas of competence with over 200 test procedures)

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: Subsidiary of DB Systemtechnik GmbH, recognized as a Notified Body (NoBo) and as a Designated Body (DeBo) in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

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)