12 Oct 2018

Call for Development Group Members – AS 7651 Axle Counters

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to develop a new Australian Standard – AS 7651 Axle Counters.


Whilst some aspects of axle counters are covered in existing train detection Standards, AS 7651 Axle Counters will specifically address their use and application. It will provide guidance on:

• form, fit and function;
• environment;
• safety integrity;
• applications for varying levels of required integrity;
• wheel versus flange detection; and
• operation and maintenance phases to include reset procedures and management of broken rails.

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.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. There will be 4 meetings over the development period – 2 face-to-face (expected in February and May 2019) and 2 teleconferences (November 2018 and August 2019). 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 dmckell@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 Friday, 26th October 2018.