Our Capabilities

RISSB is the industry leader in promoting interoperability and harmonisation of the Australian rail industry, and championing safety across industry to promote productivity and efficiency. RISSB is the only accredited developer of Australian Standards, Codes of Practice, Guidelines and Rules which improve the Australian rail industry’s safety outcomes, reduce risk and add value.

Each year RISSB develops products for the benefit of its members and the broader rail industry. However, it is so much more than just an accredited standards development organisation.

RISSB is innovative and forward thinking, identifying emerging trends and working with industry and governments to facilitate their introduction through its products and services. In the past two years RISSB has developed:
• A Rail Cyber Security Standard covering operational technology in areas such as personnel interfaces, infrastructure, rolling stock, train control systems and safety
• A Rail Cyber Security Strategy aimed at addressing the risk associated with digital technology and its impact on the railway network. RISSB is leading industry in the implementation of this strategy
• Guidelines to improve harmonisation across the Australian rolling stock manufacturing sector
• A national risk model that provides robust and consistent levels of high-quality risk information to support better decision making and improve safety outcomes.