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Common Safety Method - CSM

The CSM directive EU 402/2013 (amended by EU 1136/2015) requires the operator or manufacturer of rolling stock and other railway subsystems to introduce a risk management system.

Safety Assessment Report
The successful implementation is inspected by the “Assessment Body“. The Albold Consulting GmbH has reached Authorisation as AsBo by the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA) and in addition by the Bundesamt für Verkehr (BAV) in Switzerland. The result of the inspection is a safety assessment report which will be used in homologation processes. Furthermore it serves as a proof for the manufacturer or operator that all steps have been taken to fulfil the responsibility for safety inherent in this role.

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In case of a significant modification of the railway system, the CSM directive EU 402/2013 requires that a five-step process be implemented:

step 1: system definition and –separation and safety plan
step 2: hazard identification
step 3: safety requirement specification
step 4: verification und validation
step 5: safety report

Do you require a training on implementation of the CSM process or preliminary review of individual steps or documents?


  • in a first conversation we clarify the project details and we send you an individual commercial offer
  • according to the result of the first conversation we assist you to define your risk management process, to draft individual documents from an existing process or we review existing documents
  • naturally, we accompany your discussions with the AsBo or your Authority

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