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The workshop is accredited with various certifications.

Status of various Certifications



Valid upto




IS: 3834






ISO: 50001




19.03.2020  (One time requirement)







5’S – 5S certification for Work place Management system of Shop No-2A, 4 & 6 of loco Complex has been obtained on 04.12.2022 and valid up to 03.12.2025.

Recertification of 5S for Work place Management system of Shop 09, Shop 11, Shop 14 of loco Complex and Shop 17 of Carriage Complex have been obtained.

Objective of 5S

i)Eliminate waste.

ii)Streamline production.

iii)Optimize efficiencies

ISO-3834 - Welding Certification:

Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic Materials as per International Standard ISO-3834. This certification ensures

i.continual improvement of weld quality for efficiency& effectiveness in Service

ii.providing on-time delivery

iii.better customer satisfaction

iv.reduction in POH cost & cycle time

v.reduction of failure rate to less than 0.5%


Integrated Management System (IMS)

The Management System of Eastern Railway Workshop, Kanchrapara to establish Quality, Environment, Safety & Health (QESH) policies and objectives and the processes to achieve those objectives by conforming to the requirements of the following international standards –

i) ISO – 9001:2015 (Quality Management System),

ii) ISO – 14001:2015(Environmental Management System) &

iii) ISO – 45001:2018(Occupational Health & Safety Management System)

Thus, the purpose of IMS is to implement, maintain & continually improve the quality of its processes, products & services, concern for environmental conservation & ensure the occupational health & safety of its’ employees and thereby achieve the targets with better overall quality & comply with the legal (regulatory & statutory) requirements.

ISO: 50001 Certification

Kanchrapara Workshop has been re-accredited with ISO-50001:2018 on 15.11.2021 with validity up to 14.11.2024 for its proper Energy Management System.

Objective of ISO: 50001

To develop a policy for more efficient use of energy.

Six Sigma (6 σ) Certification

SIX SIGMA accreditation has been achieved in the area of Reduction of failure in (i) EMU Motor Coach Wheel set (ii) Armature in Traction Motor (iii) Reduction of Cycle time in POH of Heavy corrosion Repair in Non-AC coach & (iv) EMU Motor coach Traction Motor. The SIX SIGMA certificate obtained o­n 19.03.2020.

Objective of 6 σ

i) Reduction of failure in EMU Wheel set.

ii) Reduction of Cycle time of HCR in POH of NAC ICF Coaches.

iii) Reduction of failure in Rewinding of Armature of Traction Motor.

iv) Reduction of Cycle time in POH of Traction Motor.

International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS)

The International Standard ISO/TS-22163:2017 (IRIS) is for Quality Management System applicable particularly to Railway Organization. Apart from taking into consideration of the basic requirements of ISO-9001:2015 viz. Quality Improvement in terms of the Key Quality Performance Indicators like increase in outturn, reduction in cycle time, reduction in POH Cost, Reduction in Failure & Ensuring Customer Satisfaction, IRIS will enable this Workshop to achieve even better performance through focusing Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety of all activities through better Business Planning, Tender Management, Project Management, Configuration Management, Obsolescence Management & Innovation Management as per ISO/TS-22163:2017 standard.