24 Nov 2021

Call for Development Group Members: AS 7504.2:2022 Brake Components – Part 2 Brake Discs and Pads

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations to join a Development Group to develop a new Standard on rolling stock brake discs and brake pads: AS 7504.2:2022 Brake Components – Part 2 Brake Discs and Pads.

This new Standard for brake discs will partner with the existing Standard AS 7504:2018 Brake Blocks as part of an AS 7504 brake components series of Standards.

Development of the new Standard falls within the context of the National Rail Action Plan (www.ntc.gov.au/news/ntc-establishes-working-groups-deliver-national-rail-action-plan) developed to deliver increased interoperability and harmonisation of railway components and systems.

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 2-4 meetings held over the course of the project, between December 2021 and June 2022 (with time required for review/comment on drafts in between). These will be planned as teleconferences; however this may change depending on lifting of travel restrictions.

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 amuscat@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. Experience with rolling stock – brake discs and/or brake pads will be highly regarded.

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 Wednesday, 8 December 2021.