Safety certificate

In order to gain access to the Belgian rail network, you must have a safety certificate. This certifies that your company meets all the safety requirements in force. The certificate comprises two parts, part A and part B.

Part A

Part A of the safety certificate is valid throughout the European Union and certifies that your safety management system complies with regulations. The application for part A must be submitted in the country where your company has its head office. If this is in Belgium:

  • Send your application by recorded delivery to the Railway Safety and Interoperability Service (SSICF ).
  • Enclose a file presenting your safety management system.
  • Your rail operator licence has been issued by a different EU Member State? If this is the case, enclose a copy of your licence.
  • The SSICF will send you its decision within 90 days.

Part B

Part B certifies that your company meets the requirements in force for operating a network: technical specifications, national safety regulations, certification of safety staff and rolling stock. The application for part B must be made in the country where you wish to run.Therefore, in your case, the application must be made in Belgium:

  • Submit your application to the Railway Safety and Interoperability Service (SSICF).
  • The SSICF will send you its decision within 90 working days.
  • If section A of the safety certificate was issued by a different EU State, the SSICF may ask SNCB-Holding's experts to confirm the coherence of the safety management system.

References

  • Royal decree of 16 January 2007 concerning safety certification and the safety certificate, rolling stock and the annual safety report.
  • The conditions for obtaining a safety certificate are published on the Railway Safety and Interoperability Service (SSICF) website.

Further information

Rail Safety and Interoperability Service (SSICF)
Federal Public Service for Mobility and Transport
Rue du Progrès 56
B-1210 Brussels
www.mobilit.fgov.be

Contact

Infrabel
Traffic Management & Services
Place Marcel Broodthaers 2
BE-1060 Brussels 

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