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IRIS Addendum, 19th June 2008

From the 19th of June 2008, the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) is applicable also to companies providing maintenance services in the railway business.

The IRIS Group has released an IRIS Addendum, 19th June 2008, available in 4 languages, which contains key changes and new requirements to be fulfilled in order to be certified from now on.

SUMMARY of changes on IRIS in June 2008

Chapter 1

  • Letter of Compliance to replace the Corporate Certificate;
  • More precise rules for withdrawal of an IRIS Certificate;

Chapter 3

  • Scope of activity maintenance added to design, manufacturing, installation and customer service;
  • Improved control on products documentation and on records;
  • Assessment of competency of people;
  • Management of engineering change activities;
  • Process required for reviewing requirements related to the product;
  • Awareness of the criticality of the product;
  • Assessment and management of risks to supply critical products;
  • Increased information required during the purchasing phase;
  • Improved communication channels between project stakeholders;
  • Procedure to control and react on changes impacting the product realization;
  • Control of deferred and abnormal work;
  • Process to monitor external incident reports and take actions when necessary;
  • New terms and definitions for the railway industry.

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  • Implementation of 11 new questions (maintenance);
  • Update of 9 questions related to the booklet changes (maintenance);
  • Merging of 12 existing questions;
  • Adjustment of maturity level content;
  • Alignment of translations.

This Addendum can be downloaded for free from this page.

To download the IRIS Addendum, 19th June 2008 in English language, please click here.

To download the IRIS Addendum, 19th June 2008 in German language, please click here.

To download the IRIS Addendum, 19th June 2008 in French language, please click here.

To download the IRIS Addendum, 19th June 2008 in Italian language, please click here.