04 Dec 2017

Help Shape RISSB’s 2018/19 Work Plan

As you know, each year RISSB invites input from its rail partners (in fact, any interested stakeholder) in helping to determine its forward work plan. Last year was the first time we’d taken that process online, a step which saw a significant increase in participation and a broader representation from across rail sectors and jurisdictions. In March next year we’re going to do the same, taking a few opportunities for improvements from lessons learnt.

In readiness for that, we’d like to invite you to submit any ideas for new Standards, Codes of Practice or Guidelines that RISSB could usefully develop for national application. Strictly speaking there is no deadline (you’re welcome to submit an idea to RISSB anytime) but to be considered for RISSB’s 2018/19 work plan I’d urge you to submit your idea sooner rather than later. There are things that we need to do in the months leading up to March as part of our prioritisation process.

The success of your idea/s will come from:

  • its expected impact in supporting interoperability / harmonisation across Australia’s railways,
  • its potential to improve national safety levels,
  • the likely financial impacts (e.g. cost reductions) it would deliver, and
  • its environmental benefits.

As such we ask that submissions give thought to these and describe benefits in the form provided, along with other important pieces of information. The more thorough your submission, the better the decision making process in prioritising new ideas.

The second part of the form relates to the actual project of delivering your proposed document. This will help RISSB in planning its resources as we move toward the new financial year. Any information you can provide here will help us understand your proposal better, and help us in managing the project itself.

The work that RISSB does is for the railway, and by the railway; this is your chance to be involved. Thank you in advance for being part of this important aspect of RISSB’s process.

RISSB Products for Prioritisation form

Ideas to be submitted to info@rissb.com.au