02 May 2024

Call for Development Group Members – Code of Practice – Vigilance Timing Cycles

The closing date for nominations – Friday 31 May 2024

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from industry representatives and subject matter specialists to develop a new Code of Practice – Vigilance Timing Cycles.

How will this product help the rail industry? 

Your contribution to the development of this Code of Practice (CoP) will help advise the rail industry on good practice for the application of rail traffic vigilance timing cycles.


This CoP will provide guidance to the rail industry for determining rail traffic vigilance timing cycles consistent with the type of operation. Key to this Code of Practice will be the consideration for;

  • Interoperability of operations across multiple RIMs;
  • Human factor concerns for rail traffic crew;
  • Performance characteristics of rolling stock.

The main purpose of this CoP is to ensure that the vigilance system installed on rail traffic provides effective safety support to the rail traffic crew for given rail operations. The code is developed to address a key finding from an ATSB investigation report.

Time commitment 

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. There will be a minimum of six meetings held between June 2024 and February 2025. The meetings will be conducted via video conference.

Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB Website.

How to contribute

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

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted via email to our Standards Development Manager Iaen Hodges at ihodges@rissb.com.au

As part of your nomination, please provide a brief including your contact details, organisation and position, interest in this development (materially affected party, subject matter specialist, etc.), and any other information supporting your participation. This information will assist us in ensuring balanced representation from all major interest categories in developing this document.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 31 May 202