The Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop is in an interactive course that provides participants with a technical understanding and analysis of derailments in rolling stock, rail infrastructure and operations.

Participants will work individually as well as in a team environment to go through the technical process of evidence collection, investigation analysis and derailment prevention. Derailments provide a great learning opportunity to improve safety systems through well supported recommendations that target the right areas. This helps to ensure that similar occurrences are eliminated or that the likelihood of recurrences are reduced.

What does the course cover?

  • Safety at the scene
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Theories of derailment
  • Point of derailment
  • Rolling stock construction and defects
  • Track construction maintenance and measurements
  • Operational train dynamics marshaling and loading
  • Rail wheel interface

How is this course delivered?

This course is delivered face to face using the following methods:

  • Discussion and analysis of course studies
  • Brain storming
  • Open discussion/question and answer sessions
  • Practical uses of rail/wheel and flange gauges
  • Analysis of Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) reports on derailment

How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed both theoretically through formative and summative assessment processes and through the final practical application off the training.

What will I receive at the end of the course?

Upon successful completion of the Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop, participants will receive a Statement of Completion.

Who should attend this course?

  • Rail Safety Regulators
  • Rail Transport Operators
  • Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Engineers
  • Safety Managers
  • Rail Research and Development Staff

Course Details

Date: Monday 9 December – Wednesday 11 December 2019
Time: 08:00 – 16:00 each day
Duration: 3 days
Type of Course: Theoretical and Practical

Course Fees

Registration Type Price
RISSB Member Rate $3,000 + GST
Standard Rate $4,000 + GST