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IRIS ­ International Railway Industry Standard

What is IRIS ­ the significance for railway industry

Objectives n world-wide recognition of the standard and acceptability of audit results n increasing quality n implementing a central database of qualified partners and suppliers n web based internet portal with a database ( and software tools for conducting audits Target groups n all the companies entering upon delivery contracts within rail vehicle industry n all the companies performing final assembly as system integrators Criteria Based on the IRIS Standard, UNIFE has developed assessment rules and a software supported auditing process. The assessment method is based on a structured procedure (KO questions, open and closed questions), the relevant questions being assessed in a scoring system as applicable. Motivation and benefits IRIS ­ International Railway Industry Standard was introduced by a workgroup of UNIFE (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes ­ Association of European Railway Industries) in order to develop a world-wide standard based on ISO 9001 while considering the rail specific characteristics. At the moment this sector specific procedure is also used in automotive industry, in aerospace and food industries as well as in telecommunications industry. This standard has been elaborated as a "non-profit" programme in order to ensure the high quality of rail vehicle industry. The standard also is to promote transnational competition. All the registered IRIS Auditors are rail experts, have experience in quality management (ISO 9001) and have rail specific know-how. Periodic knowledge checks and further training of the auditors are compulsory. The comprehensive experience of Quality Austria in the field of ISO 9001 certification (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), OHSAS 18001 and SCC (safety management) guarantees optimal utilization of synergies created by certification of these management systems, which can be integrated in the IRIS Audit.


Accreditation In order to achieve synergies, a co-operation was entered with "DQS Gmbh ­ Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen" (German Society for the Certification of Management Systems). DQS is accredited at UNIFE. Quality Austria acts as a partner of DQS. Other relevant standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001, SCC Additional offer Training and certification of persons n IRIS Course ­ Quality Management in Railway Industry n tailored internal seminars and trainings for internal auditors Quality Austria introduces itself Quality Austria Training, Certification and Evaluation Ltd. is your competence partner for integrated management systems in the fields of quality, environment and safety and industry standards as well as business quality. The services provided by Quality Austria range from trainings in the field of international management trends and techniques via certification of management systems according to international standards and regulations and national guidelines and directives and assessments acc. to the EFQM Excellence Model to awarding the Austria Quality Seal. The Austrian Quality Award will be presented to Austrian organizations in co-operation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Family and Youth. Quality Austria is accredited by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Family and Youth and has numerous international registrations and accreditations. Having more than 650 auditors, trainers, assessors and technical experts, Quality Austria secures successful implementation of standards and regulations within the organizations and provides sector and product specific knowhow with a very high focus on practical work. Based on the competence network in the field of comprehensive sector specific, technical and methodological knowledge as well as comprehensive experience, trends will be influenced while innovations will be interpreted and tomorrow's requirements will be co-designed actively and consistently in corresponding bodies even on an international scale.

The close connection of Quality Austria as a national representative with the international partner organizations IQNet, EOQ and EFQM as well as co-operation of Quality Austria with IPC, VDA-QMC and IATF enable global know-how to be imparted and turn the organization into a competent partner. Quality Austria co-operates with about 100 member organizations world-wide. More than 12,000 organizations in little less than 50 countries already profit from this. Quality Austria is a stable factor when it comes to creating valuable synergies at the economic site of Austria. Contact Johann Vesely

networkpartner product management International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) auditor, trainer [email protected]

Quality Austria Training, Certification and Evaluation Ltd. Headquarters Zelinkagasse 10/3 1010 Vienna, Austria, Europe Phone: (+43 1) 274 87 47 Fax: (+43 1) 274 87 47-100 Customer Service Center Am Winterhafen 1/1 4020 Linz, Austria, Europe Phone: (+43 732) 34 23 22 Fax: (+43 732) 34 23 23 E-Mail: [email protected]

Doc. Nr. RE 24_00_36_e Edition September 2010


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