HHC / DRS - Supporting your local and European ambitions.

Policy statement


HHC/DRS B.V. (hereinafter referred to as HHC/DRS) provides custom inspection services for railway equipment and vehicles in both the usage and manufacturing stages. These services are accessible to all. HHC/DRS aims to be able to offer its services at an excellent price/quality ratio. ‘Forward-thinking’ and ‘staying ahead of the market’ are key terms for us, and our inspectors play a very important part as well.



The future lies in continuing to develop proper inspection methods for our clients, including corresponding digital reports, and finding new markets and client needs to address. HHC/DRS aims to anticipate the developments of the European market. We try to provide one-stop-shopping services, led by the guiding principle of freeing the client of all their concerns. Our great variety of joint expertise is a proven concept.

HHC/DRS aims to continue to perform its work with proper accreditation in line with ISO/IEC 17020. HHC/DRS has been designated a certifying body for mobile cranes pursuant the Dutch commodities act for machines (articles 6d through 6f) and the Dutch commodities act regulation for machines (articles 2a through 2c) by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. Moreover, HHC/DRS has been appointed as Notified Body (NoBo) pursuant the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

HHC/DRS has also been designated a certifying body for railway vehicles pursuant the Dutch railway act (article 93 section 1, sub-sections a and b) and has been appointed as NoBo for the European Interoperability Guideline 2016/797/EG regarding the Rolling Stock sub system.


HHC/DRS has similar accreditations as a national certification body in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg.

HHC/DRS is also accredited as a Safety Assessment Body (AsBo) pursuant EU Regulation 402/2013.

HHC/DRS thinks it is very important to continue to meet all requirements in terms of accreditation and designation criteria that may be set, specifically any provisions included in the Dutch general administrative law act, public records act, national ombudsman act and government information (public access) act, and particularly any such provisions regarding autonomy, impartiality, integrity, accessibility, and expertise.

Based on the available expertise, experience, qualifications and training within our organisation, HHC/DRS has chosen to limit its scope to those objects that require inspections and assessments. In performing this work, HHC/DRS takes into account its own employees’ occupational safety as well, by providing proper instruction and the necessary protective equipment.

Via a process of preventive and corrective measures, internal audits, and an annual evaluation of our quality management system by the board, HHC/DRS is able to realise an organisation that is continuously improving,

Noord-Scharwoude, January 2017