Kitcher Risk Solutions

In addition to the range of services in risk, safety and human resources (see "Our Services" tab) the following rail specific services are available:

Rail Safety Accreditation

Choosing Kitcher Risk Solutions for your accreditation support reduces your need for dedicated, in-house personnel.

We provide an expert resource to simplify the process, minimise your costs and get you a timely result.

We provide:

Advice on rail safety accreditation requirements and processes.

Assessment of your readiness to achieve accreditation.

Review of your current management systems and processes against accreditation requirements and industrygood practice.

Development of your systems, adapting existing or creating new processes to get you accreditation ready.

Liaison services with ONRSR and local branches.

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Safety Management Systems

Save time on achieving the right systems and processes for your business.

We develop bespoke business management solutions aligned to your strategic objectives, culture and compliance needs.

We truly understand industry norms, national and international standards and other good practice.

We will:

Review your rail safety management system and provide you with expert, independent advice on gaps, strengths, weaknesses and recommend improvements.

Design new SMS structures where needed.

Create procedures, policies and other documentation to ensure a fully compliant and easy to maintain SMS that fits your business ethos.

Expert in rail Systems Safety, Safety Assurance, Risk Management, Competence Management, Human Performance and Fitness.

Authorised Engineering Organisations

Kitcher Risk Solutions can fast track your AEO authorisation.

We understand the challenge faced by engineering services providers with aspirations to supply the growing NSW rail market to achieve successful and timely authorisation from the ASA.

We can help you achieve authorisation by providing professional advice and support.

We will:

Simplify the complexities of gaining authorisation and maintaining your status as an AEO.

Assess your readiness for ASA evaluation and advise you on how to manage any identified gaps in your systems.

Assist you decide on the AEO scope and which engineering disciplines to request.

Complete the self-assessment questionnaire on your behalf.

Gather your supporting evidence and produce an evidence pack for submission to ASA.

Support you through the authorisation process and ongoing AEO audit regime.

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System and Safety Assurance

System Assurance gives you the confidence that your systems, designs and assets will operate as intended throughout their life and that the residual risk you are carrying can be demonstrated as acceptable.

We can assist you in demonstrating that:

system requirements have been identified, analysed, verified and validated,

all required processes have been followed and activities have been done to the standard laid down,

all reasonably foreseeable risks have been identified and managed,

interfaces between sub-systems have been appropriately managed, and that risks at the interfaces have been identified, and appropriately managed

appropriate stakeholder management and input has been conducted to give confidence that all stakeholders’ requirements will be met.

We will help you collate the numerous controls and action plans you have identified from risk assessments, investigations and audits into structured, risk-based frameworks that can provide assurance to the organisation that key risk areas are effectively addressed.

We offer cost benefit analysis for major asset procurement or network change and advise on reasonable practicability and gross disproportion for safety impact.

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