09 Nov 2016

Call for Development Group Members – AS7521 – Interior Crashworthiness

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board is seeking nominations from people to join a Group to develop a RISSB Standard for Interior Crashworthiness.


While each Rolling Stock Owner may have their own set of vehicle structural and crashworthiness standards the underlying principles of ensuring the safety of occupants of railway rolling stock in the instance of incidents and accidents are similar. This standard will identify the risks that can be mitigated by good design practices and the resulting effective controls to provide a safe environment within rolling stock for occupants in instances of accidents and derailments.

The following will be included in the document:

  • Details the underlying principles of interior crashworthiness
    • Independent of specific rail operator requirements
    • Independent of technology used
  • Range of potential risk that will be managed

The product will be performance based and will not stifle innovation in this critical area of protection.

How to Contribute

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

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Attendance can be via teleconferencing, with attendance at around four meetings per year over the development of the standard. Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB website. Development Group documentation will also be sent out to all nominees.

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted by emailing ahowie@rissb.com.au.

Closing date for nominations 2 December 2016.