The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is responsible for the development and management of the Australasian rail industry’s operational, safety and engineering Standards, Codes of Practice, Rules and Guidelines.


Access to RISSB Products

Members wishing to access individual RISSB products may do so by clicking on the appropriate functional area categories (left side navigation) or by using the above web search functionality.

Please note that due to our licensing and distribution arrangements access to the on-line service is available only funding member organisations.

All non-member organisations and private individuals have access to published RISSB Standards via the SAI Global InfoStore

If you wish to learn more about becoming a RISSB funding member, please click here



RISSB has developed a number of RISSB Bites – small (1 or 2 page) snippets on topics that relate to RISSB products – Standards, Codes of practice or Guidelines.

Use the subject listing below to find the topics of interest to you.

RISSB Bites – Communications

RISSB Bites – Human Factors in Engineering Design

RISSB Bites – Investigations

RISSB Bites – Network and Train Readability

RISSB Bites – Operational Readiness

RISSB Bites – Road Rail Vehicles

RISSB Bites – Safe Decisions

RISSB Bites – SPAD Risk and Management

RISSB would appreciate any feedback you have on this initial batch – we are keen to develop more provided they are useful and relevant.


Product Change Requests

Members wishing to lodge a product change request are encouraged to do so by accessing the product (as detailed above) and clicking on the accompanying ‘Change Request’ link.

Non-members are similarly invited to submit change requests via phone, fax, or email details provided on the ‘Contact Us’ page