JVR Consultancy
Achilles Rail Link Up

 Link-up is the UK Rail Industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers that are shared by the UK Rail Industry. 

UK Companies are required to hold a Link-up certification to enable them to operate within the UK rail industry. To work on the UK Railway Infrastructure companies must comply with the 'Core Module' as set out in the Achilles Link-Up Supplier Qualifications. Link-Up is a single common qualification process and supplier database which is then accessed by buyers from Network Rail and over 100 rail organisations.

By achieving the Link Up Scheme accreditation, this allows rail companies to connect with all the major rail companies across the UK and allows them to tender for contracts specific to their abilities.

In order to reach this accreditation, Achilles use the Link Up scheme to perform a thorough audit and review of the company and inspects the quality, safety and environmental management systems implemented by the Company.

We help our clients to understand the requirements and our Rail Compliance Specialists can assist you with the whole procedure.
By offering our clients support and assistance with the registration process, producing and implementing management systems that comply with the requirements of the scheme, JVR Consultancy carry out a free 'Gap Analysis' of current systems, undertake pre-audits in preparation for a Link-up scheme audit, on site representation during audits attend and supporting companies through the Link-up audit process.

What Do We Offer?

Rail industry specific support and advice on the production and management of an effective Business Management System in compliance with Network Rail requirements as detailed in the Achilles managed Link up scheme.

Qualifying involves completion of the Link-Up Questionnaire and choosing your product codes.  Some code groups require registration only, whereas others require qualification by an on-site audit by an external Link-Up auditor.

The Core Module is the standard against which your company is audited. We can help you achieve Core Module compliance by reviewing your documentation, helping you complete your Questionnaire and developing your Rail Compliance System. Our Rail Compliance Specialists have in-depth knowledge of the product codes and the requirements of the Core Module and can advise the best course of qualification for your company.

JVR Consultancy offers a comprehensive service to clients by allowing one of our consultants to visit your offices and assess your existing management systems and produce a full gap analysis. We will develop your management system writing your procedures, policies and associated documentation to ensure a fully compliant and easy to maintain management system. This can stand alone or be integrated with the requirements of ISO9001 (QMS), ISO14001 (EMS) and or OHSAS 18001 (SMS). Our consultants have vast experience in developing fully compliant integrated management systems for many clients. We have full experience of the Link Up process, from initial application through to producing and implementing Rail specific policies and procedures that will deliver you a system to satisfy the Core Module and Product Protocols.

Our services are tailored to meet individual company requirements and you take the stress out of the process by buying in a professional service that will ensure delivery and meet your requirements.

Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have via our Contact Us page and to arrange your free gap analysis.

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