Industry Standards Coordination Committee
ISCC oversees the work of the standards committees. It provides direction, advice and guidance on:
- the management and effectiveness of standards for the mainline railway
- European standards issues relevant to the mainline railway
- strategic and legal issues relating to standards.
ISCC provides advice to the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail and Road on the role of the requirements in Railway Group Standards (RGS) as national technical rules or national safety rules. It also advises on the implications of these roles for the management of the mainline railway.
ISCC's activities are governed by the Railway Group Standards Code and the Standards Manual. Its full scope is set out in its remit.
Message from the Chair
ISCC supports the industry in overseeing the development of standards. We help users apply standards more effectively so that the economic and wider benefits of standardisation can be achieved. We will produce simple training tools to help improve and demonstrate a practitioner’s competence in standards. We support RSSB projects to improve standards.
Control Command and Signalling Standards CommitteeThe Control Command and Signalling Standards Committee deals with engineering interface issues between railway companies. This includes interfaces between trackside and train-borne sub-systems and between trackside equipment and railway undertaking operators. It excludes operational rules to operate equipment.
Data, Systems and Telematics Standards CommitteeThe Data, Systems and Telematics Standards Committee will be managing the change control process for the Telematic Applications for Freight and Passenger Services (TAF & TAP) National Technical Specification Notices (NTSNs) and oversee the development and maintenance of documents that support the effective sharing of data.
Energy Standards CommitteeThe Energy Standards Committee enables industry to develop standards for the electrified railway. Our main focus is to revise the standard for interfaces to electric trains, and to develop guidance for the safe operation of the electrified railway.
Infrastructure Standards Committee
Plant Standards CommitteeThe Plant Standards Committee is responsible for Railway Industry Standards (RISs) covering the technical requirements and assessment of mobile plant used for the maintenance and construction of the railway infrastructure.
Rolling Stock Standards Committee
Traffic Operation and Management Standards CommitteeThe Traffic Operation and Management Standards Committee considers the interfaces between the structural subsystems (signalling, rolling stock, track, structures and electrification) and the people that interact with it (signallers, drivers, guards, trackworkers).
The members of ISCC represent the industry categories defined in RSSB's Constitution Agreement:
- passenger train operators
- rolling stock owners and leasing companies
- freight and other non-passenger train operators
- infrastructure managers and owners
- infrastructure contractors
- suppliers and rolling stock manufacturers
- Department for Transport (observer)
- Office of Rail and Road (observer).
ISCC has an independent chairman, appointed by the RSSB Board.
Chair of committee: Clifford Cork, RSSB
RSSB main representative: Tom Lee
|Amanda Hall||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Alternate|
|Brian Tomlinson||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|David Clarke||Railway industry Association||Suppliers||Member|
|James Le Grice||Department for Transport||Government||Observer|
|Liz Hughes||Story Contracting Limited||Infrastructure Contractor||Member|
|Louise Delaney||RSSB||RSSB||IGM Member|
|Malcolm Beard||SNC Lavalin||Certification Bodies||Co-opted|
|Neil Ovenden||Rail Partners||Passenger Train Operating Company||Member|
|Pete Gracey||Office of Rail and Road||Regulator||Observer|
|Reuben Mcdonald||High Speed Two (HS2) Limited||Non Passenger Train Operator||Member|
|Rupert Randhawa||Network Rail Infrastructure Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Member|
|Simon Cressey||DB Cargo (UK) Limited||Non Passenger Train operator||Member|
|Stuart Parsons||Porterbrook||Rolling Stock Owners||Member|
|Thomas Williamson||High Speed Two (HS2) Limited||Infrastructure Manager||Alternate|
|Tim Shakerley||Freightliner Limited||Non Passenger Train Operator