ISO/TS 22163 - IRIS Certification

Enhance competition and ensure higher quality standards

Enhance competition and ensure higher quality standards

Quality Management for the Rail Industry

ISO/TS 22163 is the global standard for quality management systems in the rail industry. It is based on the ISO 9001 quality management standard, but it also includes rail-specific requirements. The standard was created to ensure higher quality standards in terms of facilities, operating equipment and services. It aims to achieve global uniformity in language, assessment guidelines and audits to create a higher level of transparency throughout the railway supply chain.

Rail industry organizations that achieve ISO/TS 22163 certification obtain multiple benefits:

  • Discover quality management problems and resolve them fast.
  • Deliver consistently high standards of quality.
  • Comply with railway quality management standards.
  • Gain a competitive edge by demonstrating your dedication to quality.

Your Trusted Partner for ISO/TS 22163 Iris Certification

 ISO/TS 22163 IRIS CertificationTÜV SÜD is an international Certification Body with a worldwide presence. With more than 50 years of rail sector experience, including assessment, engineering consulting, testing and training, TÜV SÜD can help you meet the standards of ISO/TS 22163 certification.

We are an officially contracted body of UNIFE, The Association of the European Rail Industry. Our experienced auditors have the in-depth knowledge necessary to conduct initial certification and audits according to ISO/TS 22163 certification regulations. This industry-leading expertise underpins the wide public awareness and first-class international reputation of the TÜV SÜD brand.

As part of our pledge to deliver unparalleled service quality, our ISO/TS 22163 certification mark equips manufacturers with a powerful and visible demonstration of their commitment to quality. Beyond providing an assurance of safety to the rail industry, this establishes a clear competitive advantage by enabling customers to quickly identify that your management system has been evaluated by one of the most recognized names in technical safety.

Acquire Iris Certification in 5 steps

  1. We conduct an initial certification audit (phase I and II) according to ISO/TS 22163 certification rules.
  2. Following positive audit results, your company will receive an UNIFE-registered certificate of three years validity.
  3. Once the certificate is issued, your company is listed in the UNIFE online portal.
  4. To ensure standards are maintained, we conduct annual surveillance audits in line with certification requirements.
  5. When your ISO/TS certificate expires, we can carry out a recertification audit.

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