Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has obtained a certificate of compliance with the British Standard (BS EN 15341:2019) relating to bus maintenance performance indicators. The achievement is the context of RTA’s relentless efforts to standardize the sustainability of assets, safety and the environment at maintenance workshops.
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA said:
“Obtaining this certificate reflects RTA’s determination to realize its 8th Strategic Goal (Asset Maintenance). The upgrading of the bus maintenance operation is the backbone of the process of keeping buses in full operation to ease the mobility of community members.
The sustainability of public transit means features high in RTA’s strategy. It also constitutes a commitment to our vision: ‘The world leader in seamless and sustainable mobility’. Achieving this prestigious certificate dictates on us to sustain the improvements of maintenance systems to keep RTA’s global standing in this field."
Al Tayer made these remarks upon accepting the compliance certificate from Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency. The presentation was made in the presence of Nasir Abu Shehab, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, and Abdullah Al Mazami, Director of Maintenance and Services.
Bahrozyan narrated the process of obtaining this certificate and said:
“RTA has taken several measures that made this achievement possible. In the initial phase, we focused on analyzing gaps in maintenance and services practices.
In Phase II, we held an induction workshop for 29 employees at the Maintenance and Services Department to brief them about the standard and how to implement it. We also trained and qualified 20 managers, specialists and engineers as internal auditors of the standard and certified them after passing the applicable tests.
In Phase III, we closed all gaps and met all requirements to ensure full compliance with this standard. The process required improving work procedures and carrying out internal audits.
In Phase IV, an RTA-approved external assessor conducted a final audit, which cleared the way for obtaining the (BS EN 15341:2019) by the British Standards Institution.”