09 Feb 2018

Call for Development Group Members – AS 7471 Australian Rail Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a RISSB Development Group to draft AS 7471 Australian Rail Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


The purpose of this Standard is to achieve national harmonisation in PPE, enabling contractors to work in different jurisdictions without navigating different/conflicting requirements.  Setting a national benchmark for PPE will also raise the nett safety benefit across all railways.

The scope of this Standard will include those items of PPE which are unique to the general (national) rail environment. It will be prescriptive in nature, setting minimum requirements upon which RTOs / contractors can overlay their own requirements (if necessary). It will not seek to specify task-specific PPE, although it may highlight those areas with specific PPE requirements.

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 Standard.

DG membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Attendance can be via teleconferencing, with attendance at around five (5) meetings over the development period. 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 pallan@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 document.

Closing date for nominations 28 February 2018.