Safety Management System for the Glattal Railway

EBP is commissioned to help VBG Verkehrsbetriebe Glattal AG to document its safety management system (SMS) to obtain the necessary safety certification for the Glattal light rail.

The 2nd Swiss Railway Reform and the European Railway Safety Directive 2004/49/EC oblige railway operators in Switzerland to request for safety certification from the Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT). One of the main requirements for receiving railway safety certification is a safety management system (SMS).

The application procedure includes the submission of a compliance table that enables operators to demonstrate the compliance of their safety management systems with the specifications described in Annex II of European Directive 1169/2010.

EBP is commissioned by the public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Glattal AG (VBG) to help the company draft the necessary documents to obtain the relevant safety certification for the Glattal light rail. This work included:

  • The documentation of VBG’s safety management system
  • The preparing of a compliance table
  • Assistance in submitting the necessary application materials to the FOT

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