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RSS Infrastructure holds a Principal Contractor Licence

Principal Contractor Licence Awarded to RSS Infrastructure

The Principal Contractor Licence is a highly sought-after accreditation in the rail industry. It demonstrates a company’s ability to manage and coordinate works on the rail infrastructure safely and efficiently. The process of assessment and award for this licence is rigorous, as the safety of workers and the general public is of utmost importance in the rail industry.

Evaluation of Management Systems

The assessment process for a Principal Contractor Licence involves thoroughly evaluating the company’s management systems, including its health and safety policies and procedures, environmental management systems, and quality management systems. The company must also demonstrate their ability to effectively plan and coordinate works on the rail infrastructure, including managing sub-contractors and implementing effective communication and information systems.

Once a company has successfully passed the assessment process, they are awarded the Principal Contractor Licence, which allows them to take on the role of principal contractor for rail infrastructure projects. This is a highly responsible position, as the principal contractor is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the project and ensuring that all work is done safely and efficiently.

Principal Contractor Licence for Safety and Quality

There are numerous benefits to clients of companies holding a Principal Contractor Licence, as it demonstrates the company’s commitment to safety and quality and their ability to manage and coordinate works on the rail infrastructure effectively. It also gives clients peace of mind that the works will be carried out to the highest standards. The company has demonstrated their ability to meet the stringent requirements of the Principal Contractor Licence assessment process.

Holders of the Principal Contractor Licence also have a range of opportunities available, as they can take on various rail infrastructure projects. This includes both Network Rail projects, as well as projects for rail depots. This versatility allows companies holding the Principal Contractor Licence to take on a diverse range of projects and to expand their business into new areas of the rail industry.

Multi-disciplinary Service Provider

RSS Infrastructure is a multi-disciplinary service provider that can support Network Rail and rail depots with their requirements. The company’s extensive experience and expertise in the rail industry make them well-equipped to handle a wide range of projects and to provide a comprehensive range of services to their clients. The company holds a Principal Contractor Licence and has a proven track record of delivering high-quality, safe, and efficient works on the rail infrastructure.

Minimising Environmental Impact

RSS Infrastructure strongly focuses on safety and quality and has implemented robust management systems to ensure that all works are carried out safely and efficiently. The company is committed to minimising its works’ environmental impact and has implemented various measures to reduce its carbon footprint and protect the local environment.

Accreditations and Certifications

In addition to its Principal Contractor Licence, RSS Infrastructure also holds a range of other accreditations and certifications, including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety). These accreditations demonstrate the company’s commitment to excellence and the highest performance standards.

Strong Relationships with Clients and Stakeholders

RSS Infrastructure is a highly respected and trusted provider of infrastructure services and has established strong relationships with clients and stakeholders in the rail industry and other sectors. The company is dedicated to delivering the highest quality services and ensuring the safety and well-being of all workers and the general public. With their expertise and experience, RSS Infrastructure is well-placed to support both Network Rail and rail depots with their requirements for rail infrastructure projects.

Get in Touch

If you would like to learn more about how RSS Infrastructure can support your rail infrastructure projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experienced professionals would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss how we can support your project needs. You can reach us by phone at 0330 113 0004 or by email at info@rssinfrastructure.com.


About Us

RSS Infrastructure (RSSI), based in Birmingham, Cwmbran, Doncaster and Tonbridge, provides infrastructure services for the rail, civil, and utilities sectors. We serve clients like Network Rail, WMCA, HS2 and Tier 1 & 2 contractors. Our services include Arboriculture, Civils and Construction, Geofencing, Industrial Rope Access (IRATA), Magnetic Track Safety, Rail Operations including Possession Management and P/Way, Rail Welding, Signalling, and Track Warning Services.

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