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ISO/TS 22163 (IRIS)

Certification in accordance with ISO/TS 22163 (IRIS)

Remote auditing and certification

Remote auditing and certification

Remote audits offer a flexible alternative to traditional audit methods. Our remote audits offer the same level of quality you’ve come to expect from TUV Rheinland. We are committed to being a strong and reliable partner. Learn more!

Current information regarding the validity period of IRIS certificates

The revised ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard from September 15, 2015, affects the duration of IRIS Revision 02.1 + Addendum 2015 (IRIS Revision 02) certificates. This IRIS rev. 02 certificate is valid up to September 14, 2018 at the latest. We recommend that all certificates issued after September 14, 2015 be corrected in this respect. We would be happy to work with you to find the right solution for your certification. Our experts will be happy to assist you if you have any further inquiries. Feel free to contact us!

Uniform quality standards with IRIS certification

From track guiding to the braking system: IRIS / ISO/TS 22163, as the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS), offers you, as a railway industry supplier, a uniform language, uniform guidelines and mutual recognition of inspections. The IRIS quality standard was initiated in 2006 by the four most important system manufacturers and the “Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes” or UNIFE for short. The IRIS standard is currently in revision and is planned to be published as ISO/TS 22163.

Document your quality in a credible way to potential clients at all times: with an entry into the IRIS database of UNIFE, which is frequently relied on by buyers for renowned manufacturers when selecting their suppliers. IRIS is based on the specifications of the internally recognized ISO 9001 quality standard, which was expanded to incorporate the requirements of the railway industry.

Benefit from the uniform certification process, which is performed by authorized certification centers only. As an experienced and competent partner in the logistics industry, our experts are at your side to offer you support. We accompany you throughout the entire certification process and also organize the transition to the planned ISO /TS 22163 to ensure it runs smoothly. Feel free to contact us!

By the way, you can also just have the relevant subdivisions of your company audited. Our experts will be more than happy to assist you should you have questions or require any further information on IRIS certification. Together we will find the best solution for your certification.

Secure competitive advantages and lower your costs with an IRIS certificate

IRIS certification provides you with many advantages: You fulfill the requirements for approval as a supplier for the railway industry. An entry into the IRIS database allows you to gain a competitive advantage internationally and increase the quality standard of your company along the entire supplier chain. It increases customer satisfaction and allows liability risks to be reduced through better analyzed and managed processes. An IRIS certificate also increases your chances of being awarded a tender. Certification in accordance with IRIS helps you to avoid expensive multiple certifications, saving you time as well as costs.

Advantages of ISO/TS 22163 (IRIS) certification

IRIS rev. 02 is under revision and will be renamed ISO/TS 22163

The IRIS standard is currently being compared with the requirements of ISO/TS and is scheduled for publication in May 2017 as ISO/TS 22163. This will elevate IRIS to the status of an internationally recognized standard. All companies currently certified in accordance with IRIS rev. 02 should change over to the new version ISO/TS 22163 by September 14, 2018. The revision is thus proceeding analogously with IATF 16949. We recommend you start preparing for this now and implement the transition to the new ISO/TS 22163 (IRIS) as soon as possible.

Find out more about the planned revision in our leaflet. Download here!

Get IRIS certification in just a few steps

During IRIS certification, our experts employ their extensive experience and tact to analyze and assess your processes and systems. Take advantage of the benefits of certification by using our Certipedia certification database and “Advertise with TÜV Rheinland” .

  1. Checking certification capability
  2. Certification audit
  3. Issue of certification, entry into IRIS database and into our online certification database Certipedia
  4. Annual surveillance audit
  5. Recertification before the end of three years

Certification process in accordance with ISO/TS 22163 (IRIS)

Our experts answer important questions about IRIS certification

pdf FAQ – questions and answers about IRIS / ISO/TS 22163 263 KB Download
pdf Leaflet revision of IRIS to ISO/TS 22163 438 KB Download

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