03 Mar 2022

Call for Development Group Members – Review AS 7702 Rail Equipment Type Approval

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to review an existing Standard, AS 7702 Rail Equipment Type Approval. This Standard specifies the evaluation of novel or modified products for use on Australian railway network infrastructure and defines:

• The approval criteria
• The submission formats
• The information required.

This Standard specifies the process requirements for the issuing of appropriate type approval certification to suppliers and is intended to be applied to new products or modifications; it is not intended to be applied retrospectively.

Rolling stock, its associated equipment and on-track plant are excluded from the scope of this Standard.

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 product.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute.

There will be meetings held every four to six weeks (between April 2022 and February 2023). These will be planned as teleconferences.

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

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. Experience with rail equipment type approval will be highly regarded.

Your information will assist us in ensuring a balanced representation from all major interest categories in the development of this product.

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted to amuscat@rissb.com.au.

The closing date for nominations is Thursday, 17th March 2022.