Review of ORR’s certification body function for entities in charge of maintenance of freight wagons - Conclusions

Date published: 3 March 2017
Closing date: 7 April 2017

The legal framework for the certification of entities in charge of maintenance (ECM) of freight wagons (Commission Regulation (EU) 445/2011) allows EU Member States to choose whether the certification body function is carried out by a private (accredited or recognised) or public (the national safety authority) body. ORR, as a national safety authority in the UK, has carried out the certification body since the legislation took effect in 2012 and we have reviewed this position every two years with a view to considering stepping away from the role when the market for accredited organisations had developed.

Following a review in 2016 ORR has concluded that there are now sufficient accredited bodies in the market to allow it withdraw from performing the ECM certification body function.

Consultation

We invited industry stakeholders to provide comments on the proposals set out in the consultation document.

The certification body function for entities in charge of maintenance of freight wagons - A review of ORR’s role
3 March 2017

Outcome

We have considered the comments made:

  • in response to the consultation; and
  • at an industry seminar we hosted on 9 June 2017.

A summary of the key outcomes is set out below.

Consultation on ORR’s proposal to withdraw from the Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) certification body function – summary of key outcomes
14 July 2017

Responses  

List of respondents to the review of ORR’s certification body function for entities in charge of maintenance of freight wagons.