|Every European country has its National Safety Authority (NSA) empowered with approvals of rolling stock, among other things. The system of work of these NSA is not unified but they often cooperate with professional partners whose assessments (evaluations) are important materials on which their decisions are based. The VÚKV a.s. is accepted by many NSA and acts as their acknowledged partner processing assessments of properties of rolling stock or their parts in compliance with the mutually agreed procedure
Eisenbahn Bundesamt (EBA) is the Federal German Railway Authority with registered seat at Bonn, playing the role of NSA in Germany. The EBA uses standpoints of acknowledged experts for its decisions. The VÚKV a.s. currently employs two experts acknowledged by EBA:
Zdeněk Malkovský (EBA certificate no 05F08A002)
Tomáš Heptner (EBA certificate no 05F09B002)
The decisions about approval of a rail vehicle for operation in the country may also be made by the individual NSA on the basis of compliance statement issued by a notified person in the case of vehicle assessed pursuant to TSI. The VÚKV a.s. is associated partner of several notified bodies whose power covers virtually the whole Europe.