Road Rail Vehicles
The Rail Industry Safety Standards Board (RISSB) released new standards for the assessment of Road Rail Vehicles on 15/06/16. AS/RISSB 7502:2016 provides guidance on the design, manufacture, use, inspection, testing and maintenance of Road Rail Vehicles (RRV’s) across Australia.
The compliance requirements for RRV’s were historically managed by the various Rail Infrastructure Managers (RIMs) who were each responsible for their own rail infrastructure assets. This resulted in a proliferation of different compliance requirements. The need for a National Standard was identified after several serious injuries and a number of fatalities involving these vehicles.
The Standard contains extensive detail across 31 sections covering every element of design, manufacture, use, inspection, testing and maintenance.
The information below sets out more detail on the specific requirements of AS7502 that relate to safety aspects of RRVs and can be checked during a visual Plant Assessor inspection process.
The information is set out as follows:
- TABLE A – Mandatory requirements across all Rail Infrastructure Managers (RIMs)
- TABLE B – RIM specific requirements
- Plant Assessor Position on Event Recorders and Speed Limitation Devices