02 Oct 2020

Call for Development Group Members – Firmware, Software and Configuration Management for Operational Rail Assets Publication

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to develop a new publication – Firmware, Software and Configuration Management for Operational Rail Assets.

This document will provide guidance on how to manage the controlled roll-out of firmware and software updates to applicable operational rail equipment. Additionally, this publication will provide guidance on how to manage configuration changes of such devices, catering for frequent changes to base firmware, software and configuration of equipment being introduced into, or modified for, operational service where the physical hardware and environment are not subject to change during software changes and updates.

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 this document.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. There will be 4 meetings held between November 2020 and July 2021. These will be planned as teleconferences, however this may change depending on lifting of travel restrictions.

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 iroutcliffe@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.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 30 October 2020.