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Although we're all working from home, RISSB is continuing its important work and has put technology (video conferencing) to good effect in successfully progressing the workplan, meeting with its Development Groups and moving forward with other important initiatives during these challenging times. Read on and find out what we've been doing this week.
Last week we reported that we would be hosting a meeting of senior people from major railways around the country to discuss the approach to harmonising 1 or more rules nationally – building on the successes of the recently released National Rules Framework and it’s underpinning Fundamental Operating Principles.
On Thursday 2nd April that meeting took place, and the group agreed to proceed with work in the area of Railway Communications, which was seen as relatively simple yet critically valuable. This test case will prove the concept of nationally harmonising rules, after which the work is planned to move into other, perhaps more complex/troublesome areas.
We’re excited to be setting off down this path; a terrific example of the railway ‘getting on the front foot’ and stepping up to the challenges of the ‘co’ in co-regulation.
The Priority Planning Process (PPP) continues to progress, with several of our Standing Committees having been consulted on the submissions for new Standards/Codes of Practice/Guidelines we’d received (thank you to people who submitted proposals!).
Through April we will be speaking with the remaining Standing Committees, our members and other stakeholders to ensure that 2020/21’s workplan (to be approved by the RISSB Board, and then announced in June) reflects industry’s priorities.
The Development Group for AS 7473 Complex Systems Integration met on Wednesday. They worked on a final draft of the Standard post consultation and are confident that the document will be ready for approval shortly.
The Standard provides guidance to organisations on how to integrate complex systems in a railway context, and includes a more detailed informative appendix.
The Standard can be applied for any complex project that requires integration
regardless of the railway application.
Development Group members working from home participated in an online meeting to discuss improvements to the Guideline. The current draft will be updated in the coming weeks to reflect decisions made during the meeting and circulated to the Development Group for further feedback.