GO/RT 3279 Replaced By RIS-3279-TOM

16/03/2018

GO/RT 3279, Issue Eight, has been withdrawn and replaced by RIS-3279-TOM.

GO/RT 3279 duplicated common European requirements, particularly those outlined in:

  • Common Safety Method for assessing conformity with the requirements for obtaining a railway safety authorisation (EU 1169/2010)
  • Common Safety Method for assessing conformity with the requirements for obtaining railway safety certificates (EU 1158/2010)

As such, GO/RT 3279 was made redundant as a National Safety Rule and as a Railway Group Standard, leading to its withdrawal.

However, the content of GO/RT 3279 is still useful and relevant to railway undertakings today. Therefore, it's been replaced by a Rail Industry Standard: RIS-3279-TOM, which incorporates the content of GO/RT 3279 in its entirety.


What Does This Mean?

In practicality nothing's changed; no technical amendments have been made to the standard.


Are GO/RT 3279 Garments Still Compliant?

All existing garments certified to GO/RT 3279, Issue Eight, remain compliant. However, all new garments will be certified to RIS-3279-TOM.

In fact, you might've noticed many of the railway high visibility products we supply have already made relevant changes to their labels and certification (from GO/RT 3279 to RIS-3279-TOM). The remainder will follow in due course.


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