Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme

    RISAS is the Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme, which ensures key suppliers can become recognised as best-in-class at delivering on the most challenging and high-risk aspects of rail vehicle maintenance, repair and overhaul.


    The scope of the Rail Industry Supplier Approval Scheme Committee (RISAS Committee) is defined in the scheme documentation - Committee Arrangements (RISAS/002) - and includes:

    • Advice and guidance on Policy and strategy
    • Communications and promotion.
    • Appeals
    • Advising on Scheme Operations, including performance measures
    • Committee operating protocols
    • Acting as Impartiality Committee for RISAS Accreditation Agency.

    For more information about RISAS, please visit the RISAS section of the website.

    Message from the chair

    RISAS plays a critical role for the suppliers and buyers of after-market GB rolling stock safety critical products and services. Without the function that RISAS continues to deliver being in place, a key recommendation of the Cullen report of 2001 would remain unaddressed. RISAS is delivered for the wider community of relevant suppliers, buyers and duty holders by RSSB under cross industry governance supervised by RISAS Committee. Members actively welcome feedback from all stakeholders to enable them to propose, supervise and review both the existing delivery of and future planned improvements to RISAS.



      • RSSB
      • passenger train operators
      • rolling stock owners and leasing companies
      • freight and other non-passenger train operators
      • infrastructure managers and owners
      • infrastructure contractors
      • suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers.
      Chair of committee: Neil Ovenden , Rail Delivery Group
      RSSB main representative:
      Other Members
      Other members
      Neil Dinmore
      Christopher Nickolls
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Steve Ingleton
      Unipart Rail Limited
      Neil Ovenden
      Rail Delivery Group
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Nicola Phillips
      Siemens PLC
      Kevin Limb
      Eversholt Rail Limited
      Rolling Stock Owner
      David Clarke
      Railway Industry Association (RIA)
      Tim Gabb
      Leevan Finney
      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
      Infrastructure Manager
      Michael Jacks
      First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd
      Passenger Train Operating Company
      Do you need to get in touch with this group?
      Contact our Industry Groups Manager for questions about the next meeting or about vacancies within this group.
      christine kinloch
      Christine Kinloch
      Tel: 020 3142 5571
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