+ CEO Message + Striving for perfection in a Precarious Environment Webinar + Undertake Derailment Investigation Course + RISSB signs Information sharing agreement with UIC + Did You Know?
It was great to see yesterday Assistant Manufacturing Minister Tim Ayres appointing Jacqui Walters to the role of National Rail Manufacturing Advocate. This role, along with the new Rail Industry Innovation Council, will be delivering a national strategy for the domestic manufacture of passenger trains. It was also pleasing to hear RISSB members’ representatives Graham Bentley (Aurecon), Samantha McWilliam (WSP), Ravi Ravitharan (MIRT), Kat Stapleton (QR) along with ARA Chairman Danny Broad have been appointed to the Rail Industry Innovation
RISSB’s work in this area includes the recently reviewed standard for Product Type Approvals to facilitate the reduction of the cost of approving components, and the harmonisation of standards relating to rollingstock design and components to reduce the cost of local manufacture, including in more recent time the work we undertake on behalf of the National Transport Commission as part of the National Rail Action Plan.
Damien White RISSB CEO
RISSB at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council's (ISC's) ACT event
On Wednesday evening RISSB was very pleased to attend the Infrastructure Sustainability Council’s (ISC’s) event “The Future of Sustainable Infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory”. The event was well attended with the group
hearing from Dave Hallinan, Deputy Secretary of the Infrastructure Group of the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, as well as Ainsley Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council and others from Ainsley’s ISC team. A very valuable event; well done ISC!
RISSB signs Information sharing agreement with UIC
In last week’s RISSB Connect we mentioned that RISSB had the pleasure of contributing to the International Union of Railways (the UIC’s) Asia-Pacific Conference on Interoperability and Rail
Harmonisation; two critically important issues facing Australia’s railways right now. RISSB CEO Damien White delivered a presentation on the important role of Standards in Australia, as well as sitting on a panel session with other industry leaders to discuss ‘the potential way forward’. RISSB and UIC also entered into an information sharing MoU with a particular focus on the areas of safety, interoperability, standards, codes of practice, and sustainable development. This new relationship will ensure each organisation’s members will benefit as we leverage each other's good work in these areas. A great win for both European and Australian railways!
AS 7451 Train Integrity
AS 7451 is a new Standard that supersedes AS 7603.6 Train identification and integrity Part 6: Whole of train.
The Standard is well advanced in development with issue for public consultation likely in the coming months.
The purpose of AS7451 is to describe train integrity requirements for Australian operations. It includes the minimum requirements for train inspection and carding requirements for vehicles requiring repair.
TRAINING AND EVENTS
Undertake Derailment Investigation Course
The next scheduled RISSB Derailment Course will be held at Chullora, NSW and has limited spaces still available. This course now issues the nationally accredited qualification Undertake a derailment investigation (TLIF5023) and utilises a real-life environment for the delivery of the practical assessment. Registration is via the website or for group bookings of 10 or more please contact the Training Manager direct at firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your spot! Members enjoy 25% off the full price.
Striving for perfection in a Precarious Environment Webinar
Join us on Tuesday 4th of July for our next Masterclass webinar by Chief Engineer Amy Lezala Zahr and Strategic Asset Management Director Eva Wintersberger- both from Department of Transport and Planning Victoria.
The content will be advice on how to turn strategic asset management and systems engineering theory into practice, noting that there are often business
challenges which get in the way of the ideal solution. Amy and Eva are from the asset management and engineering fields so it will very much focus on ISO55000, ISO15288 and related standards.
The International Workshop on railway Brake Research will be virtually hosted by Centre for Railway Engineering, Central Queensland University (Australia) and Department of Industrial Engineering Florence, University of Florence (Italy) from 19-20 September 2023. This virtual conference will bring together the latest research to achieve a better understanding of the behavior and mechanisms of the railway brake systems and associated phenomena.