RISSB Issues
Kevin Taylor
I28-29 March 2012
Rail Safety Conference 28-29 March 2012
Scope
• A short overview of RISSB
• RISSB Development Process
• Product Report Card
• Other Issues
Scope
• RISSB Overview
• RISSB Development Process
• Product Report Card
• Other Issues
RISSB Overview
• A non-profit company established in 2006
• 100% owned by the Rail Industry
• Accredited by Standards Aust...
Australian Code of Practice (ACOP) Suite
Standards
Safeworking
Rules
Codes Guidelines
RISSB Organisation Chart
Governance Matters
• Funding MOU
• In kind contributions
• Government Oversight
• Standards Australia Audits
• ATC Recogni...
Scope
• A short overview of RISSB
• RISSB Development Process
• Product Report Card
• Other Issues
RISSB Development Process for
Railway Standards
• Independent Authors and Validators
• Seven Step Development Process
– Mo...
RISSB Development Process
Drafting
4 wk Public
Consultation
Independ
ent
Validation
*
ApprovalPublication
Maintenance
/ 5y...
RISSB Development Process
• Same Process for Standards, Codes and
Rules
• Guidelines slightly different
• Hazard Register
...
Scope
• A short overview of RISSB
• RISSB Development Process
• Product Report Card
• Other Issues
RISSB Completed Products Since 2006
• 52 Rolling Stock
standards
• 4 Infrastructure
Standards
• 1 Train Control
Standard
•...
Projects Completed Since March 2011
• Australian Network Rules and Procedures -
78 Updates
• AS7518 - Suspension Standards...
Projects Completed Since March 2011
• Heritage Locomotive Boiler Code of Practice
• Freight Loading Code of Practice
• Acc...
Future Projects
• Approx 100 standards
• Approx 5 codes of practice
• Approx 5 guidelines
• TPC Ruleset
• High Speed Rail ...
Scope
• A short overview of RISSB
• RISSB Governance matters
• RISSB Development Process
• Other Issues
Other Issues
• Risk Assessment of RISSB Products
– Products address hazards only
• No full risk assessment
• Responsibilit...
Other Issues
• RISSB Development Process - review
• Rail Industry Safety Database
• Funding
• No increase on members since...
Conclusion
• Onerous Governance Process
• Rigorous Development Process
• Minimum Staffed Organisation
• Significant output...
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Kevin Taylor, General Manager, from RISSB delivered this presentation at Rail Safety 2012. For more information on the annual conference, please visit www.railsafetyconference.com.au/

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Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) update

  1. 1. RISSB Issues Kevin Taylor I28-29 March 2012 Rail Safety Conference 28-29 March 2012
  2. 2. Scope • A short overview of RISSB • RISSB Development Process • Product Report Card • Other Issues
  3. 3. Scope • RISSB Overview • RISSB Development Process • Product Report Card • Other Issues
  4. 4. RISSB Overview • A non-profit company established in 2006 • 100% owned by the Rail Industry • Accredited by Standards Australia (SA)  RISSB is second only to SA  But development process more robust • ISO 9000 management architecture • Products include the Australian Code of Practice
  5. 5. Australian Code of Practice (ACOP) Suite Standards Safeworking Rules Codes Guidelines
  6. 6. RISSB Organisation Chart
  7. 7. Governance Matters • Funding MOU • In kind contributions • Government Oversight • Standards Australia Audits • ATC Recognition of RISSB Products
  8. 8. Scope • A short overview of RISSB • RISSB Development Process • Product Report Card • Other Issues
  9. 9. RISSB Development Process for Railway Standards • Independent Authors and Validators • Seven Step Development Process – More robust than Standards Australia – Broad stakeholder input from both industry and the public – Minimum of two public consultations – Review Every Five Years
  10. 10. RISSB Development Process Drafting 4 wk Public Consultation Independ ent Validation * ApprovalPublication Maintenance / 5yr Review Resourcing Project Proposal X2* Project Scoping Written responses to each comment with reasons behind decision* Independent DAB Process Review* * - Indicates unique step not used by any other S.D.O. Each step in the cycle is governed by the Standing Committee
  11. 11. RISSB Development Process • Same Process for Standards, Codes and Rules • Guidelines slightly different • Hazard Register • Development Advisory Board (DAB) • RISSB Committee System
  12. 12. Scope • A short overview of RISSB • RISSB Development Process • Product Report Card • Other Issues
  13. 13. RISSB Completed Products Since 2006 • 52 Rolling Stock standards • 4 Infrastructure Standards • 1 Train Control Standard • Australian Network Rules and Procedures • 4 Codes of Practice • 3 Guidelines • 2 Handbooks • 2 strategies and action plans
  14. 14. Projects Completed Since March 2011 • Australian Network Rules and Procedures - 78 Updates • AS7518 - Suspension Standards x 4 • AS7524 - Drawgear standards x 4 • AS7633 - Clearances x 1 • AS7634 – Stability x 1 • AS7658 – Railway Level Crossings x 1
  15. 15. Projects Completed Since March 2011 • Heritage Locomotive Boiler Code of Practice • Freight Loading Code of Practice • Accessible rail Code of Practice • Guideline on General Introduction to Australian Rail Practices
  16. 16. Future Projects • Approx 100 standards • Approx 5 codes of practice • Approx 5 guidelines • TPC Ruleset • High Speed Rail Standards
  17. 17. Scope • A short overview of RISSB • RISSB Governance matters • RISSB Development Process • Other Issues
  18. 18. Other Issues • Risk Assessment of RISSB Products – Products address hazards only • No full risk assessment • Responsibility of user to undertake RA • Expectations by Government – Products not being developed fast enough • Lack of Regulator Involvement
  19. 19. Other Issues • RISSB Development Process - review • Rail Industry Safety Database • Funding • No increase on members since 2006 • Rail Safety Courses • Turnouts and Derailment Investigation • Take-up of RISSB products • The Weak Link
  20. 20. Conclusion • Onerous Governance Process • Rigorous Development Process • Minimum Staffed Organisation • Significant output • More Resources Required • Take up of RISSB Products

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