The main tasks of the Safety Assessment Centre focus on:


  • establishing, ensuring and improving safety assessment procedures;
  • acquiring and maintaining the Railway Research Institute’s accreditation on the basis of the ISO/IEC 17020 standard and the Railway Research Institute’s accreditation for the purpose of conducting safety assessment in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No.402/2013 on the common safety method (CMS) for risk evaluation and assessment (or 'the CSM RA') and repealing Regulation (EC) No.352/2009;
  • assessing the correctness of risk analyses in relation to structural subsystems’ construction (infrastructure, control-command and signalling, power supply, rolling stock) for projects of railway lines’ and vehicles’ construction and modernization;
  • assessing the correctness of risk analyses concerning significant changes in systems, subsystems and constituents under operation setting up railway lines and vehicles;
  • ongoing cooperation with relevant Railway Research Institute’s units to carry out safety assessment including setting up the register of experts from other Institute’s units pointing out their scope of expertise of their engagement in safety assessment processes ensuring the complementarity with the EC verification and conformity assessment processes.