18 Jul 2016

Call for Development Group members for AS7453 Recruitment of Rail traffic drivers

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board is seeking nominations from people to join a RISSB Development Groups to draft AS 7453 Recruitment of Rail Traffic Drivers Standard.


This document is a standard on the recruitment and selection for the grade of rail traffic driver in all types of operations and identify the appropriate individuals for the role of rail traffic driver.

The scope of the standard will include the following elements:

  • Selection criteria
  • Assessment
  • Education and awareness of role
  • The use of psychometric testing
  • Medical Fitness
  • Transferring of information
  • Retention of records
  • Understanding the general capability of task
  • Technical and non-technical skills
  • Transfer of rail traffic drivers
  • Recruitment profiling
  • Internal and external recruitment
  • Interoperability between rolling stock operators
  • Selection criteria and tools
  • Competency Identification
  • Audits of the process

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 revans@rissb.com.au.

Closing date for nominations 16 August 2016.