10 Sep 2018

Call for Development Group Members – Code of Practice – Derailment Protection for Rail Underbridges

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to develop a new Code of Practice – Derailment Protection for Rail Underbridges

The Derailment Protection for Rail Underbridges Code of Practice shall address all inputs required by a rail bridge designer to meet AS 5100:2017 Part 2 S11 Derailment Protection. It shall provide means for each rail authority to objectively determine the design inputs from information available for each railway.

The Code of Practice shall also provide further information on relevant aspects not specified in AS 5100, including the end conditions of bridges, transitioning from ballast track to direct fixed structures and combinations of design options.

This Code of Practice will provide guidance on how to demonstrate SFAIRP as defined by the Rail Safety National Law.

The Code of Practice will address how the rail infrastructure maintainer will give due consideration to the traffic type (freight, passenger, heavy haul and mixed), priority of protection of the infrastructure, rolling stock, passengers/crew, bystanders and road users.

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 organisation to attend and contribute. There will be 4 meetings over the development period – 2 face-to-face (expected in December & March) and 2 teleconferences (November & April). 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 amcdermott@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, 21 September 2018.