16 Aug 2019

Call for Development Group Members – Review of three rolling stock products

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

AS 7520 Australian Railway Rolling Stock – Body Structural Requirements
This Standard sets out the requirements to prescribe the minimum structural integrity of vehicle bodies to ensure safe performance under normal operating conditions and to minimise the risks to train crew and members of the general public in the event of collisions or derailment.

AS 7522 Australian Railway Rolling Stock – Access and Egress
This Standard describes the requirements to provide safe and efficient access / egress of workers on rolling stock and to minimise the risks associated with access, egress and emergency evacuations.  

Code of Practice – Wheel Defects
This document describes requirements for the inspection and repair of freight, passenger and infrastructure rolling stock wheels. It provides definitions and illustrations of wheel faults and defects. Each wheel defect is categorised by severity with a corresponding action for each class of defect.

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 the products.

DG membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Although it is difficult to quantify the exact level of effort required to review each of the products, it is anticipated that there will be 4 meetings over the development period (2 x face-to-face & 2 x teleconference) spanning approximately 12 months.

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, the Development Group(s) you wish to participate in, your interest in the 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.

Closing date for nominations Friday, 6th  September 2019.