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FQS supported the project with technical expertise and practical experience.


Lee Hallam, Director, Linbrooke Services Ltd.

UK Rail Compliance Learn about UK Rail Compliance or the RISQS Scheme. Find out more

Phil Cottom, Alcatel-Lucent says “FQS supported us achieve our Principal Contractor Licence. Their guidance was clearly based on a high level of knowledge and experience”

Suppliers wishing to work on the UK Railway Infrastructure directly for Network Rail need to demonstrate compliant management systems. We understand the requirements and have a track record of supporting businesses.

Become an Approved Railway Contractor

The process for applying to be a Principal Contractor is defined in the Network Rail standard NR/L2/INI/CP0070 - Principal Contractor Licensing Scheme.

We can help you once you have had your application accepted.

Developing your system :

You will need an extended UK Rail Compliance Management System and a Network Rail sponsor.  We will explain the process and work with you to write all the documentation, transfer knowledge of how it works, help you implement the system.

Maintaining Compliance :

If you have a Principal Contractor Licence, we can help you maintain it.

Safe System of Work Planning (SWP) :

If you are a Principal Contractor or want to apply for the Railway Contractors Certificate we can help you meet the requirements of the RISQS audit protocol for the Railway Interface Planning Scheme.

Further Recommendations...

Phil Cottom, Rail Programme Manager says "Their advice and guidance was clearly based on a high level of knowledge and experience which gave us the confidence that we would achieve our goal. I would have no recommendation whatsoever in recommending them to others in the same position as ourselves and look forward to working with them in the future as they assist us with the ongoing maintenance of our licence." Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. It is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defence, energy, healthcare, transportation and governments worldwide.

Linbrooke Services operates in the specialist area of telecoms, designing, project managing and installing a range of solutions. They were recently awarded their Principal Contractor Licence supported by FQS.  Lee Hallam, Director comments "We are delighted with the award. It will give us the opportunity to compete for contracts at a higher level.  Thanks must go to all the team who worked so hard to achieve this award, in particular FQS who supported the project with their technical expertise and practical experience."

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