Independent assurance

A comprehensive portfolio of specialist safety and quality assurance services

Independent assurance


Undergoing an Independent Safety Assessment provides managers with confidence that their projects are meeting recognized industry, legal and regulatory standards.

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Major railway programmes benefit from Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) support as it enables project managers to identify high-risk areas at the earliest opportunity and plan cost-efficient interventions.

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Why choose Ricardo as your assurance partner?


Access to specific rail systems knowledge

Railway domain specialists will prepare all the outputs and offer constructive feedback throughout.

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An independence that ensures trust

Access to objective feedback from experts with no financial or reputational investment in the overall project.


A global network of expert teams

We will bring best practice and proven techniques developed by rail systems throughout the world.

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An industry voice

Many of our assessors are contributors to the Working Groups and industry forums that define technical standards and assessment criteria.

Independent assurance


Discover our case studies

Bangkok Blue Line

Bangkok Metro Blue Line

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Taipei Shtck 558352579

Taipei Metro Wanda-Shulin Line

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Istock 660007090 Dubai Tram

Dubai Metro and Tram

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Independent assurance Resources

NoBo, DeBo and testing services for new ICE3neo (Velaro MS) for Siemens Mobility

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Ricardo’s first certification in Belgium: the FLIRT international commuter train

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Ricardo Certification Designated Body (DeBo) in Belgium

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Ricardo providing engineering and safety support for construction of California’s High-Speed Railway

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