Contract Site Safety Support / PCL

The QSS Group Ltd can help companies achieve or maintain a Principal Contractor’s License with Network Rail through a series of events to ensure compliance and achieve certification.


Small companies throughout the UK look for support from The QSS Group Ltd to achieve or maintain a Principal Contractor’s License with Network Rail. Our scope includes a series of Site Audits/Documentation Reviews to identify any gaps, compliance with ISO 9001, a Gap analysis of CDM Regulations and a RISQS (Link-Up) pre-audit check and preparation to ensure compliance and certification


We provide a quarterly issue of the latest Safety and Environmental bulletins containing advice and guidance on the Legal and other requirements applicable to the rail industry and relative to the business of the company and a review of the quarterly updates of the Network Rail Company Standards and Railway Group Standards.

QSS Consultants, CMIOSH (or equivalent) qualified, act as their Safety Advisor and provide external Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality advice, they have current PTS certificates with at least 5 years’ experience working in a railway environment.

Our Consultant attends their Management Review meeting to judge the effectiveness of the Management System, trends and non-conformance. Any other issues arising during the Consultant’s work is recorded for review at these meetings. Regular Site Safety Inspections are recommended by QSS.


The output from this assessment provided guidance for the TTS management on how to demonstrate compliance to ROGS, the discovery of relevant existing documentation and the depth and breadth of the maintenance activity. In turn the TTS management were then able to set out the parameters for the database and display characteristics. The remit was delivered in 5 months over the summer of 2014. TTS management have now embarked on a programme of periodic competence assessment.

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