Priority Planning Process

The Rail Industry and Safety Standards Board (RISSB) works to develop and deliver a suite of products and services which benefit our funding members and the wider rail community.

The first step in developing our work plan for the coming year is the priority planning process – our invitation to industry stakeholders to help us determine which products and services will have the biggest positive impact on the rail industry, and which should receive RISSB development priority.

Ideas for new products, services, and training programs are put forward through a formal call for submissions process that is open to anyone with an interest in the rail industry. If you believe you have a proposal for a RISSB product or service which will benefit the rail community, we encourage you to submit your ideas using our PPP form – Product Proposal and Prioritisation (PPP)

As well as the new products RISSB develops each year, RISSB’s Annual Work plan also includes a number of products undergoing ‘Aged Review’.  This Aged Review process is a vital part of RISSB process as it helps ensure all of our products continue to meet the needs of the Australian Rail Industry.

RISSB Products Under Review (2021/2022)

In preparation for the 2021/2022 Work Plan we invite all interested industry stakeholders to submit change requests against any of the soon to be reviewed products. These change requests help in many ways:

  1. They highlight the extent of change required for each product and allow us to prioritise our product review and development efforts.
  2. They help indicate the level of industry interest / support for particular products.
  3. Submitted change requests provide invaluable information to our Development Groups during the review process.

The following list comprises those publications due for review.

Alongside each product is a link to its page on the RISSB website, as well as a direct link to our change request process.

Title Designation Product type Product page link Change request link
Rail Systems Interoperability Guideline Product page Change request
Derailment Investigation and Analysis Guideline Product page Change request
Train Identification and Integrity, Part 1: Locomotive Rolling Stock AS 7503.1:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Train Identification and Integrity, Part 2: Freight Rolling Stock AS 7503.2:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Train Identification and Integrity, Part 3: Passenger Rolling Stock AS 7503.3:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Train Identification and Integrity, Part 4: Infrastructure Maintenance Rolling Stock AS 7503.4:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Train Identification and Integrity, Part 6: Whole of Train AS 7503.6:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Signalling Detection Interface AS 7505:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Axles AS 7515:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Axle Bearings AS 7516:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Wheelsets AS 7517:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Rail Equipment Type Approval AS 7702:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Hydrology and Hydraulics AS 7637:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Rail Corridor Management AS 7645:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Braking Systems Part 1: Locomotive Rolling Stock AS 7510.1:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Braking Systems Part 2: Hauled Rolling Stock AS 7510.2:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Braking Systems Part 3: Multiple Unit Passenger Rolling Stock AS 7510.3:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Braking Systems Part 4 – Infrastructure Maintenance Rolling Stock AS 7510.4:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Braking Systems Part 6 – Train AS 7510.6 :2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Rolling Stock Interior Environment, Part 1: Locomotive AS 7513.1:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Rolling Stock Interior Environment, Part 3: Passenger Rolling Stock AS 7513.3:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Rolling Stock Interior Environment, Part 4: Infrastructure Maintenance Rolling Stock AS 7513.4:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Rail Safety Investigation Code of Practice Product page Change request
Safety Data Guideline Product page Change request
Australian Railway Rolling Stock – Fire Safety, Part 1: Locomotive AS 7529.1:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Australian Railway Rolling Stock – Fire Safety, Part 2: Freight AS 7529.2:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Australian Railway Rolling Stock – Fire Safety, Part 3: Passenger AS 7529.3:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Australian Railway Rolling Stock – Fire Safety, Part 4: Track Machines AS 7529.4:2014 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Steel sleepers AS 1085.17 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track materials – Insulated joint assemblies AS 1085.12 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Sleeper plates AS 1085.3 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Fishplates AS 1085.2 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Rail anchors AS 1085.10 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Spring fastening spikes for sleeper plates AS 1085.13 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Screw spikes and threaded inserts AS 1085.18 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Fishbolts and nuts AS 1085.4 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Spring washers AS 1085.7 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Dogspikes AS 1085.8 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway track material – Resilient fastening assemblies AS 1085.19 AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway Rolling Stock Emergency Equipment, Part 1: Locomotive Rolling Stock AS 7523.1:2013 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway Rolling Stock Emergency Equipment, Part 3: Passenger Rolling Stock AS 7523.3:2013 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Railway Rolling Stock Emergency Equipment, Part 4: Infrastructure Rolling Stock AS 7523.4:2013 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request
Track Geometry AS 7635:2013 RISSB/AS Standard Product page Change request