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06.02.14

BS11000 collaborative working accreditation for Thales and Siemens

Thales and Siemens Rail Automation have achieved BS11000 certification for their five-year partnership.

The collaboration focused on five areas: engagement, capability, continual improvement, business management and leadership. Enhanced collaborative working is in line with Network Rail’s objectives and follows recommendations from the McNulty study, which identified collaboration as key to achieving value for money.

Alistair McPhee, vice president of ground transportation systems at Thales UK said: “I would like to thank Siemens for engaging with us in achieving this industry-leading standard, building on our combined capabilities and collaborative working practices.

“The transparent and joint process in which we share risk management and jointly investigate cost implications will enable us to effectively deliver innovative technological solutions and flexible services within the new business environment fostered by Network Rail.”

Paul Copeland, managing director, Siemens Rail Automation UK said: “Collaborative and alliance partnership initiatives are important to Siemens Rail Automation’s relationship with Network Rail, and we have a long record of successfully working in partnership – both in formal collaborations and informally. This yields tangible benefits in terms of greater risk control through joint management, faster issue resolution and reduced documentation approval timescales.”

BS11000 certification, which now lasts for three years, is becoming more and more popular in the rail industry. Network Rail Infrastructure Projects and NSARE are among the organisations accredited.

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