The recognition of an independent risk assessment body shall take place in accordance with the requirements of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 402/2013 of 30 April 2013 on the common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment and repealing Regulation (EC) No 352/2009. The requirements laid down also comply with the Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on railway safety, to the Railway Law and Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No.375 of 9 June 2020 on Railway Safety Regulations.

The service includes:

  • Submission of the application;
  • Evaluation of documentation;
  • Decision making.

Structure of recognition process:

  1. Formal application;
  2. Examination of the application;
  3. Assessment of recognition;
  4. Issuing of a recognition decision;
  5. Monitoring activities;
  6. The process of rerecognition.

The Inspectorate shall take a decision regarding the recognition of an independent risk assessment institution not later than 4 months after receipt of all information and documentation.

Dainis Lācis

Senior expert in charge of matters relating to transportation of dangerous goods - room 17
dainis.lacis [at]

Jeļena Stepanova

Senior expert in charge of railway policy matters - room 21
jelena.stepanova [at]