You want to operate as a certification body in the railroad sector? Then you must have yourself recognized by the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) as an ECM certification body (ECMZ). In your application, you can also limit yourself to a selection of vehicle categories and maintenance functions.
ECM certification bodies are conformity assessment bodies. An ECM certification body (ECMZ) certifies a body or bodies responsible for the maintenance of vehicles.
ECM certification bodies (ECMZ)
ECMZs issue maintenance center certificates. As an ECMZ, you thus certify other bodies responsible for the maintenance of railroad vehicles. This includes for example
- the railroads,
- owners of railroad vehicles and
- contractually commissioned third parties.
The tasks of a certification include evaluation, assessment and certification decision. The audits cover, among others, the following maintenance activities to be certified:
- Freight cars and cars specifically for the transport of dangerous goods,
- Locomotives, multiple units, high-speed vehicles, control cars,
- auxiliary vehicles and
- Passenger coaches.
- Maintenance development,
- fleet maintenance management and
- maintenance provision.
Recognition as an ECMZ is valid for a maximum of 5 years. You can extend it for another 5 years. Your recognition as ECMZ will be reported by EBA to the European Railway Agency (ERA) and published in the database of the European Union Agency for Railway Interoperability and Safety (ERADIS).
Recognized ECM certification bodies are regularly monitored by the EBA.