NR/L2/RVE/0001 ISSUE 1
Design, Acquisition and Engineering Change of Rail Vehicles and On-Track Plant
|Publication Date:||4 December 2010|
This Company Standard is applicable to rail vehicles and associated rail vehicle safety critical engineering systems, products, facilities and services under the engineering management and control of Network Rail that:
• Network Rail owns (including finance lease arrangements)
• It has an Engineering responsibility for
• It hires-in from 3rd Parties (and Network Rail has agreed engineering responsibility for - see Network Rail document RF/ENG/P/07 - "Chief Engineer's Rail Fleet Asset Engineering Policy").
This includes agents acting on behalf of Network Rail without a Safety Management System (SMS) accredited by the Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR).
This Company Standard is also applicable to all Network Rail staff [including agents acting on behalf of Network Rail] involved in, or actively considering the maintenance, operation or use of Rail Vehicles. It is also applicable to the post delivery elements of new rail vehicle projects, including warranty defects, strategic spares and retrospective work arising from deficiencies in original build activities.
NOTE The organisational arrangements for the engineering management of the Private Wagon Registration Agreement (PWRA) and International Vehicles are covered in a separate company standard - NR/L2/RMVP/0004 -"Management of the Private Wagon Registration Agreements (PWRAs).
Many of the requirements of this standard have been migrated to a new Level 1 standard NR/L1/RMVP/0001 - "Network Rail's Plant and T&RS Policy" which details only the high level requirements (e.g. the "What" needs to be done) for Network Rail Plant and Traction and Rolling Stock (T&RS).
However, there are many lower level requirements (the Who, When, Where and How elements) that still need to remain in force until they are incorporated into lower Level 2 or 3 RMVP standards. This amended standard underpins the new Level 1 Policy and highlights (by strikethrough, see Key to Changes on page 2) which high level requirements have been transferred or are no longer required and which lower level requirements still remain in force for the management of Network Rail, Rail Mounted Vehicles and Plant.
This company standard describes the engineering technical requirements for design, acquisition and engineering change management processes for rail vehicles owned by Network Rail.