Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

RISQS is recognised and supported by the rail industry as the most effective means of deriving assurance and managing supply chain risk.

It gives the industry’s 100-plus buyer members the assurance to do business with confidence with 4,000 supplier members. 

It’s an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services to the GB rail market, on a smart, quick, easy web-based platform. Suppliers can be audited once via RISQS for their capabilities avoiding the need for them to be subjected to multiple, duplicate auditing from different buyers.

From May 2019, RSSB has reduced the price of membership and audits for suppliers, and building on an ambitious programme of improvements to the scheme.

As a scheme user you can:

  • Access our cutting edge on-line platform
  • Save time and money by avoiding need for duplicate audits
  • Get independent qualification through the industry scheme

As a buyer you can:

  • Buy with confidence
  • Understand the capability of suppliers
  • Search for and reach suitable suppliers
  • Demonstrate compliance with procurement regulations
  • Get assurance and manage supply chain risk
  • Send specific questionnaires to shortlisted suppliers

As a supplier you can:

  • Stand out as a supplier
  • Be visible and verified to buyers
  • Benchmark your performance
  • Demonstrate your capability
  • Get notified about new opportunities for work published on TED

RISQS is managed by RSSB to ensure it remains an independent, industry scheme working in the interests of safety.  We provide oversight, coordination and a team of dedicated specialists to provide the necessary industry interfaces, service provider delivery and coordination, and ongoing system improvements.


RISQS buyers event - presentations (50mbs)
RISQS Buyers' Charter
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Damon Snell
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