A surveillance audit was held at SŽ – VIT in late May earlier this year to renew the company’s certification as an Entity in Charge of Maintenance under Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779. The audit included assessing the management system of IV maintenance function based on the documentation presented, checking compliance with relevant specifications, and conducting an on-site visit at the workshops where maintenance of tractive and trailing vehicles is conducted. The assessment, which was carried out by the Swiss certification body SCONRAIL, covered the requirements and criteria of the maintenance delivery function under Annex II of the regulation, with emphasis on the management of safety-critical components, risk assessment, supervision, competence management, and subcontracted activities.

By passing the surveillance audit, SŽ – VIT successfully renewed the certificate previously obtained under a re-certification audit, which has a validity period from 2021 to 2025, and demonstrated that it meets the formal criteria to ensure the continuity of its work. Having successfully completed the theoretical and on-site assessment of the requirements under Annex II of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779, we laid the groundwork to further expand the range of services we offer on European markets.