+ CEO Message + RISSB Webinar 18th July, 12pm AEST + RISSB Undertake a Derailment Investigation Course + High Speed Rail Authority appointments + OTSI Webinar on Derailment Investigation + AS 7510.2 Braking-Systems-Part-2-Hauled-Rolling-Stock
It has been quite enlightening to have the opportunity to present RISSB’s draft 2023/24 Work Plan (WP24) to some of RISSB’s senior members over the past few weeks, and the feedback we’ve received has been really helpful and constructive. The final version of WP24 will be published shortly, and the discussions have been more about the new process to determine the Work Plan rather than the plan itself.
The new process includes guidance from our Australasian Rail Risk Model (ARRM) to ensure that the industry’s key risks are being considered, input from industry leaders on
their priorities, government reform and policy priorities, ONRSR’s national priorities, and major incident investigations.
We’ll now be having a much greater focus on the implementation of industry products to maximise benefit realisation for the industry. This implementation focus includes selecting products for WP24 that have the highest priority for industry, having an implementation mindset when developing and writing our products, and providing targeted training and other assistance to help industry maximise the benefit of new and reviewed products.
Damien White RISSB CEO
TRAINING AND EVENTS
RISSB Webinar 18th July, 12pm AEST
Next Tuesday the RISSB team will present the most recent projects we have delivered, and showcase how they’re going to help support railway safety, productivity, harmonisation, interoperability and sustainability.
We’ll also talk through our forward program of work, as well as progress on the update to our strategic plan and how it will guide the work RISSB will do into the coming years.
Hear from senior RISSB staff including the CEO Damien White, and have your questions answered!
Tuesday | 18 July 2023 | 12 PM (AEST)
Join Damien, Jesse and Sudha for the live RISSB Master Class Webinar by clicking the 'register now' button below.
RISSB is proud to announce that in partnership with CERT Training, they can now offer the RISSB 'Undertake a Derailment Investigation Course (TLIF5023)’ as a nationally recognised unit of competency.
Currently, CERT Training is one of only three Registered training organisations Australia wide to have ASQA approval to deliver this unit of competency on their scope.
Our RISSB Standards Development Manager, Bruce Wooldridge, experienced the course first
hand this week at Chullora in Sydney. Eleven attendees undertook the course including representatives from Qube, FMG, Pacific National and ARTC spending three days with CERT trainer Greg Butler being guided through the various process of why vehicles derail, and the methodology for conducting a formal investigation.
In addition to the Australian based attendees, we also had an international attendee from MTR Hong Kong.
It is testament to the status of the RISSB training courses that these are now being taken up by international railway operators.
These nationally accredited classes are capped at 14 participants and include a practical component and post work to assist with the transfer of knowledge to the participant current
Customised inhouse courses are always available for groups of 12 or more and can be organised by emailing the Training Manager email@example.com directly.
Please see below an outline of the upcoming
courses and dates.
High Speed Rail Authority appointments
Following on from our meeting last week with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), The Australian Government has recently announced the appointments to the Board of the High-Speed Rail Authority.
The Board will oversee the development of the high-speed rail network along the east coast of Australia, which formally commenced operations last month on 13
High speed rail will revolutionise interstate travel on the east coast, providing a fast alternative for people to move between cities and regional locations.
These appointed board members have extensive collective backgrounds and experiences in the rail industry. All comprising of the qualifications, knowledge and skills needed to best bring high-speed rail in Australia to reality.
On Wednesday 5 July 2023, the Office of Transport Safety Investigator (OTSI) conducted a webinar on the recently completed safety investigation into the derailment of freight train 4BM4 at Nana Glen on 25 February 2021.
The webinar was presented by OTSI’s CEO & Chief Investigator, Dr Natalie Pelham and Senior Transport Safety Investigator, Daniel Marshall and was attended by RISSB and a large number of rail industry professionals across the country.
The informative presentation covered the investigation safety analysis, key
findings and recommendations; the importance of risk identification and management; and the implications for the rail sector in managing and responding to extreme weather events and improving rail infrastructure resilience.
As more extreme weather events are occurring, it is critically important for the rail industry to adapt and utilise technologies to ensure the continued safety of rail operation.
RISSB thanks Dr Pelham and Mr Marshall for their informative presentation to industry.
AS 7510.2 Braking-Systems-Part-2-Hauled-Rolling-Stock
Working with a Development Group, RISSB is undertaking an aged review of AS 7510.2. This is a very important Standard for rail safety as it focuses on the requirements for braking of locomotive hauled rolling stock (e.g. freight vehicles, locomotive hauled passenger vehicles, etc).
Due to changes in the braking equipment supply chain and technology advancements, significant amendments are being discussed within the Development Group.
The Development Group consists of operational,
rolling stock and brake supplier subject matter experts from ARTC, Aurizon, QR, Pacific National, Qube, RTBU, Knorr-Bremse, Wabtec and KiwiRail. RISSB thanks our Development Group members for their time, corporation and dedication in advancing this important Standard.