09 Oct 2020

Call for Development Group Members – Rail Infrastructure Standards

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to review the following Australian standards.

AS 7639 Track Structure & Support

The Standard specifies functional and design requirements, configurations, inspection, monitoring and maintenance of track structure and support systems used in Australia. This Standard includes the life cycles of sleepers, turnout bearers, ballast, sleeper plates, turnout bearer plates, dog spikes, spring spikes, screw spikes, resilient fastenings, rail insulators, rail insulation pads and rail anchors.

AS 1085.17 Railway track material Steel Sleepers

The Standard specifies the performance requirements and gives design and testing methods for trough-shaped steel sleepers and their associated components for use in railway track. It also sets out requirements for the performance of rail-insulating components.

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.

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 April 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 sniles@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. Please also indicate the product Development Group, you are interested in participating.

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.