13 Nov 2019

Reissued Call for Development Group Members – AS 7659 Point Locking and Point Detection

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 7659 Point Locking and Point Detection. All previous applicants are asked to reapply and confirm their nomination via email.


Points locking and detection form one of the fundamental requirements of a signalling system.

The new Standard will define:
• Establishment of design principles for when locking and detection is and isn’t required
• Establishing practices for when points are being installed or removed from the network as part of a staging process
• Documenting the different drive and locking mechanisms currently in use
• The minimum locking and detection 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.

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 (first meeting will take place in March 2020) and 2 teleconferences (first teleconference will take place in January 2020). 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 document.

Closing date for nominations is COB Tuesday, 26 November 2019.