Our Role in Industry

RISSB is industry’s partner in co-regulation, focusing on:

  • Standards, Codes of Practice, Guidelines and Rules
  • Safety Data and Risk Analysis Models
  • Training and Advice
  • Events and Programs
  • Industry Co-Ordination.

RISSB supports and works hand in hand with the Australian and New Zealand rail industry to provide the essential tools rail organisations need – good practice Standards, Codes of Practice, Guidelines and Rules. RISSB is the only accredited Standards development organisation for the rail industry in Australia and has a vast catalogue of more than 200 publications, all of which help industry improve safety, reduce costs and increase productivity and efficiency. RISSB publications can also be used in New Zealand.

RISSB fosters knowledge sharing and networking through its various forums, groups and committees and works collaboratively with the Australian rail industry to harmonise safety practices across the country.

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2003 RISSB was established in June 2003 as the Code Management Company

2007 The Code Management Company was renamed RISSB

2015 A new constitution and ownership arrangements are introduced – RISSB is no longer wholly owned by the ARA