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Network Rail & RISQS Scheme Compliance Services

This support offered by HCC relates to either client's who have never been subject to a RISQS audit (formerly Link-Up) before or existing RISQS approved client's who require ongoing annual support to maintain their registration.

HCC's Rail Consulting division comprises a team of highly qualified consultants with experience of both consultancy and assessor / auditing skills across a wide range of Rail services. These include:

  • Specialist Health & Safety Advisor support
  • RISQS Scheme support
  • Integrated Management Systems

Although quite small in terms of employee numbers, HCC are by far the largest supplier of Rail Consulting Services in the UK by servicing in excess of 150 clients throughout the UK and Ireland. This support is offered for the following RISQS Scheme Protocols:

  • Industry Minimum Requirements (IMR for Trackside and Non-Trackside Works)
  • Sentinel (Sponsorship Protocol)
  • POS (Plant Operating Scheme)
  • RIPS (Railway Interface Planning Scheme)
  • TFL (Transport for London – LUL & QUENSH Compliance)
Rail Services
RISQS Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

The support offered by HCC Consulting for system generation/implementation is as follows:

Generation and/or amendment of existing H&S policy document (to ensure Network Rail & current H&S legislative compliance)

Review of existing method statements and risk assessments related to any rail activities

Generation of documents (Rail Specific Procedures Manual) in support of the recruitment & competence management process


Initial review of relevant H&S & Network Rail Group/Company standards to verify compliance

Generation of all relevant policy statements (to meet Group/Company standards requirements)

Amendment of required elements for RISQS into either your IMS or Rail Specific Procedures


Full Pre-audit / GAP Analysis undertaken to verify compliance prior to RISQS audit

Attendance at RISQS audit


RISQS H&S Advisory Services

RISQS / Achilles Questionnaire and Application Support

RISQS Compliance System Implementation (Compliance Manual and QEHS Systems)

Road Rail Compliance & Auditing Services


TFL - London Underground / QUENSH Support

Health & Safety Advisory Services (Competent Person)

Auditing Services (Internal & Site Audits)


NR Group & Company Standards (Updates & Briefings)

Quarterly Newsletter Updates


HCC provide a quarterly bulletin issued by email to all "RISQS" supported clients to keep them informed of applicable changes to Network Rail's disciplines through Group and Company standards and any other pertinent information regarding site safety / briefings etc. This information is supplemented further by secure password access (issued to active HCC clients) to the HCC "information database" on our website. This will allow more detailed scrutiny of summary information given in the HCC publications plus other relevant Rail Sector information.

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