24 May 2022

Call for Development Group Members – AS 1085.13 Spring Fastening Spikes For Sleeper Plates

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to review AS 1085.13 Spring fastening spikes for sleeper plates.

The objective of this Standard is to provide manufacturers and purchasers with requirements for spring fastening spikes for use in railway permanent way.

This Standard specifies requirements for steel spring fastening spikes (hereinafter referred to as ‘spikes’) for use with sleeper plates manufactured in accordance with AS 1085.3 on timber sleepers.

How to contribute
Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join this Development Group to contribute to the overall depth and quality of the product.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute.

There will be meetings held every 4-6 weeks between July 2022 and December 2022. These will be planned as teleconferences, however face to face meetings may be arranged depending on availability.

Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB website.

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted to cfitzhardinge@rissb.com.au.

As part of your nomination, can you please provide a brief detailing your contact details, your interest in this development (materially affected party, subject matter expert, etc.), and any other information which might support your participation.

Your information will assist us in ensuring a balanced representation from all major interest categories in the development of this product.

The closing date for nominations is Tuesday, 7 June 2022.