21 Aug 2017



(5 – 6 SEPTEMBER 2017)

Safety in Action Invitation

We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us at the Safety in Action Show on 5-6 September in Melbourne. RISSB will be having a stand at the Show and our RISSB General Manager of Safety and Innovation, Jesse Baker, will present a free seminar on Tools for mitigating risk and enhancing safety in the Australian Rail Industry on Day 2 of the trade-show. Register for free today to join us and other industry professionals at Australia’s leading Occupational Health & Safety event of the year:

  • Source the latest innovative products & services from 100+ exhibitors;
  • Learn from industry experts within three, new seminar zones, that run concurrent programs covering Major Projects, Innovations & Mental Health and Well-being;
  • Network with industry professionals and peers during AND after the Show with the new Safety in Action app; and
  • Stand up for the health & safety of your employees

Register for free today

Event Details
5 – 6 September 2017
Venue:                       Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
                                 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC, Australia 3003

Call for Development Group Members 

Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join RISSB development groups for several rolling stock projects:

  • AS 7511 Train Protection Systems
  • AS 7528 Interior Communications
  • AS 7530 Electrical Systems

Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join Development Groups to contribute to the overall depth and quality of the above documents.


AS 7511 Train Protection Systems

The purpose of this document is to establish industry standards for Train Protection Systems.

This Standard will cover the application, design, construction and maintenance of Train Protection Systems including— Train Stop System, Vigilance System, Station Protection Systems, Deadman System, TPWS, ATP, ATMS, ETCS, CBTC.

AS 7528 Interior Communications

Standard describing the minimum performance requirements for interior audio-visual communications systems in rolling stock.

Functional and performance requirements for audio-visual internal communications systems such as crew to crew, crew to passenger, passenger to crew and passenger information systems. The scope of this Standard excludes hardware.

AS 7530 Electrical Systems

This Standard will describe the performance requirements for electrical systems on-board rolling stock, to complement existing electrical wiring standards with rolling stock-specific content.

The scope includes provision of known good practice for design, construction and maintenance requirements for on board electrical systems, wiring, separation of wiring, conduits, earthing requirements, classes of insulation.

It will include:

  • Low, medium and high voltage;
  • Inter-vehicle connection;
  • Terminations.

How to Contribute

DG membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Attendance can be via teleconferencing, with attendance at around five (5) meetings over the development of the standard.

Eligibility, responsibilities and duties of Development Group members can be found here: ADMIN-3.7-Development-Group-Member-Responsibilities-V5-160216-3.pdf

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted by emailing revans@rissb.com.au.

As part of your nomination, could you please provide a short brief containing your contact details, the Standard development being nominated, the nature of your interest (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 Standard’s development.

Closing date for nominations 07 Sept 2017.