30 Nov 2017

Call for Development Group Members for 4 Rolling Stock Projects (Starting early 2018)

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join RISSB Development Groups in the drafting of four rolling stock products.

AS 7514: Wheels Review

This document describes requirements for rolling stock wheels. The main purpose of the requirements is to reduce the risk of derailment arising from wheel failure or damage to infrastructure caused by wheel defects. This review will include rolling the four parts of the existing standard into one.

AS 7518: Suspension Review

This document describes requirements for rolling stock suspension. The main purpose of the requirements is to reduce the risk of hazards due to inadequate design or maintenance of suspension components. This review will include rolling the four parts of the existing standard into one.

AS 7524: Coupler and Drawgear Review

This document describes requirements for drawgear used on locomotives operating on Australian railways. The main purpose of the requirements is to control hazards associated with train separation and to ensure operational compatibility in the coupling of locomotive rolling stock to other rolling stock. This review will include rolling the four parts of the existing standard into one.

Guideline: Safety Assessment of Rolling Stock

This Guideline is intended to describe a common process for providing the assurance necessary to demonstrate management of safety in new or modified rolling stock. This Guideline will be an aid to Australian rail operators describing common practice for the safety assessment of rolling stock. It will also describe a common process for preparing and undertaking a safety assessment and safety assurance case for regulation compliance. This Guideline is intended for application to new, modified, and repaired rolling stock being assessed for use on all Australian railways (with exception of sugar cane and light railways).

How to contribute

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

DG membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Attendance can be via teleconferencing, with attendance at around five (3-5) meetings over the development period. 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 by emailing ahardiman@rissb.com.au

As part of your nomination, could 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 these documents.

Closing date for nominations 22 December 2017.