Operations and maintenance
Operations and maintenance services to ensure that our clients' programmes are delivered with excellence.
We help railway infrastructure managers and operators replace reactive 'find and fix' maintenance regimes with proactive, evidence-based approaches that exploit the latest condition monitoring and data analysis tools.
Using innovative data collection methods - such as using in-service trains rather than dedicated measurements vehicles - we can provide continuous asset condition intelligence direct to maintenance teams through customised dashboards featuring location maps, diagnostics readings, photographic evidence and 3D models.Learn more
Using insights from ergonomics, psychology and physiology, a Human Factors specialist will bring an understanding of human capabilities and limitations to a project.Human factors
Supporting our customers with supply of spare parts even after regular production has ended.Learn more
RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety) is a specialist discipline that trives to improve railway operational efficiency by ensuring appropriate processes are in place to monitor performance and take proactive steps towards addressing emerging problems.
We help our clients apply RAMS techniques – as detailed in the international standard IEC 62278 - across every aspect of the rail industry, from manufacturing and integrating a new fleet of vehicles, to the day-to-day operations of an entire rail network.
Our experts will help you optimise your rail maintenance regimes via the latest rail industry models and best practices
Services include implementing data-driven techniques such as condition-based maintenance, coupled with RAMS techniques.
Ricardo offers global trackside support to both test and race weekends to support our clients' engineering teams.Learn more
Why choose Ricardo
A 'whole-system' approach
We provide experts who understand how your responsibilities must integrate into the wider rail system.
We will work to agree your overarching objectives, determine realistic work schedules and ensure you have access to all the skills and insight you need to achieve your goals.
Knowledge sharing and partnership
We will help your teams understand how to apply our techniques throughout your organisation - bringing benefits to staff and customers alike.
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