ECM-compliant documentation with zedas®asset ECM

Support to Entities in Charge of Maintenance

08.12.2020 | According to the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779, each Entity in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) must proove that it fulfils the requirements for maintenance of the respective railway vehicles. zedas®asset already offers options for audit-proof documentation. The new module zedas®asset ECM enables extended support in providing evidence and thus in certification according to the new regulation.

In the module, personnel, equipment and skills (i.e. certificates with a limited validity period) are maintained. Skills can be clearly assigned to the personnel. For equipment (e.g. measuring equipment), unambiguously identifiable units (e.g. wheel set measuring device, serial number 5467) are created to which the certificate/proof (e.g. last calibration) is assigned. Validity and deadlines can be monitored.

The concretely used equipment and the executing personnel are entered in the confirmation. The module documents that the work task was performed by an authorised employee and that valid equipment was used.

Information for users of the zedas®asset Resource Manager:
The zedas®asset Resource Manager includes the functions for ECM-compliant documentation from version 3.26.

Background: ECM certification

Railways and keepers of railway vehicles must assign an Entity in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) for the maintenance of their railway vehicles according to § 4a AEG. The Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779 of 16.06.2019 now extends the certification obligation for freight wagons, which has existed since 2011, to all railway vehicles and all ECMs. The certification according to the EU-wide uniform implementing regulation must take place by 16.06.2022. Only a few exceptions, for example the maintenance of railway vehicles in exclusively historical or tourist use, are not affected by the regulation.

Source and further information on the implementing regulation (EU) 2019/779 on the website of the Federal Railway Authority