RAMS & APPROVALS

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RAMS MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING

AEGIS prepares and delivers product and system Safety Cases for new and refurbished transport systems and sub-systems, demonstrating Tolerable and ALARP risk.
We are experts in gaining Safety Authorisation and Certification from the UK and European Regulatory Authorities.
We provide safety management and engineering support throughout all phases of the project and safety life cycle including design changes, implementing industry standard safety principles (EN5012X / EN61508).
We carry out engineering assurance assessment and certification of rolling stock and equipment for use on rolling stock. We develop safety processes and procedures to support our clients control the risk to their operations.
AEGIS has developed proven methodologies for the investigation of equipment and system reliability.
We are experienced in the implementation of cost-effective and timely engineering solutions to allow clients to achieve the increasingly demanding high reliability/availability levels sought by the end user.
Our engineers are experts in performing assessments of current reliability, analysis of reliability ‘drivers’, development of solutions from cost/benefit analysis, detailed design and implementation through to ongoing monitoring/reporting.

SYSTEMS ASSURANCE AND RISK ASSESSMENTS

Our engineers are experts in the development and implementation of risk mitigation and management strategies. We apply a range of tools and methods for demonstrating Tolerable and ALARP risk including:
Hazard Identification (HazID) and Hazard Operability (HazOp) studies of the design, operation and maintenance of complex systems.
FTA and FMECA for reviewing design concepts in support of the engineering safeguards required to control the risk of failure.
On behalf of our clients we facilitate and coordinate Operational and Engineering Review Groups in support of the above studies. Our experience is widespread extending from the assessment of modifications and equipment to major vehicle re-engineering and new build.

APPROVALS MANAGEMENT

Working closely with its clients, AEGIS is able to manage the entire approvals process. We have a detailed knowledge of the process required for systems and equipment approvals within the permissioning regime operated in the railway industry.
We are experienced in Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (ROGS) Approvals Management including support to Train Operating Companies with their Safety Verification Scheme for new rolling stock.
On behalf of our clients, AEGIS manages the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations and NNTR/RGS approvals process.
We have an in-depth knowledge of the requirements and limitations of GE/RT8270 Issue 2, Assessment of Compatibility of Rolling Stock and Infrastructure, allowing us to provide

About AEGIS

AEGIS Engineering Systems is an independent railway engineering consultancy. Since its formation in 1997, AEGIS has built an industry wide reputation for engineering expertise, innovative solutions and value for money.