17 December 2018. The Málaga Metro, a concessionary company belonging to the Regional Government of Andalusia, has become the first railway operator to be awarded the AENOR certificate for its Operational Railway Safety Management System. The achievement of this recognition demonstrates the company's commitment to offering the highest safety standards in commercial service operations. This certificate certifies that the Málaga Metro complies with AENOR's Railway Safety Model requirements.
As a consequence, the Málaga metropolitan railway, after passing AENOR's corresponding audits, has been awarded the certificate that confirms its meticulous planning of all certified procedures, including the drafting of lines of action and information in case of an emergency and the procedures to notify, investigate and analyse possible accidents.
This certification aims at implementing a management system to guarantee personal safety by a constant hazard identification and risk management process. The voluntary certification received verifies that the Málaga Metro complies with AENOR's Operational Railway Safety Model requirements, which also includes compliance with safety regulations and standards under the implemented management system.
To receive this certificate, the result of months of work by a large part of the company's staff, access to both the design and technology of the Málaga Metro's railway signalling system and trains in its fleet were crucial.
All these steps involve a constant review and work plan for the continuous renewal of this certificate, aimed at guaranteeing compliance with the strictest safety standards on the Málaga metropolitan railway.
The achievement of this new certificate, along with those previously obtained already in the areas of quality, environmental, occupational health and safety and emergency management (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 22320:2013), is the result of the Málaga Metro's commitment to certifying its management systems, and acknowledges the work and daily effort put in by the members of this metropolitan railway, constantly striving to improve the service offered.
The Málaga Metro, a public transport system under the Ministry of Development and Housing, operates the commercial line 1 and 2 to the El Perchel-María Zambrano Interchange station, and over 24 million passengers have ridden it between July 2014, when it started running, and mid-December this year.