+ CEO Message + RISSB Standards for industry wide decarbonisation efforts + AS 7661 Ballastless Track Systems + Internal workshop to support strategic plan update + What you missed at this week’s RiSSB Masterclass Webinar
RISSB is proud to co-host the 2023 Australian Rail Industry Awards along with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA), Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA), Permanent Way Institution (PWI NSW), and Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE). The awards are being held on 13 September 2023.
This year we’re supporting the Safety Excellence Award, and the
Downer, Julian Popowicz for Emerging Leader
Downer Rail & Transit Systems, Shayne Carvolth for Industry Safety Professional of the Year
Metro Trains Melbourne “New Ways of Working” for the Safety Leadership/Initiative
Puffing Billy, Vikki Ducrow for Community Safety
Rio Tinto, Tristan Lynn for Industry Safety Professional of the Year
Sydney Trains, Chris Polias for Frontline Worker Safety
The rail industry is undergoing unprecedented investment and we’re proud to acknowledge and celebrate those industry members who are committed to improving the safety of their workplaces.
Damien White RISSB CEO
RISSB Standards for industry wide decarbonisation efforts
Australian rolling stock operators are developing, designing, acquiring, testing and integrating low emissions rolling stock into their fleets as part of industry wide decarbonisation initiatives.
RISSB is working with the industry scope, a standard for “Wayside Electrical Charging Interface for Low Emissions Rolling Stock”. The project proposal is currently being reviewed by the Rolling Stock Standing Committee.
The standard will provide a consistent approach to the electrical
charging interfaces between wayside/infrastructure and rolling stock, and define the various methodologies for electrical charging of rolling stock on-board energy systems.
AS 7661 Ballastless Track Systems
RISSB is developing a new Standard in conjunction with the rail industry for ballastless track systems (also known as slab track).
The scope of the Standard includes defining a minimum set of technical requirements for ballastless track systems, track structure and ballastless track specific fastenings, and to provide guiding principles for the design, supply, construction and maintenance of ballastless
An initial draft has been created and sent out to the Development Group for comment. The Development Group members for this product include subject matter experts from operators, designers, constructors and suppliers.
RISSB will work with the Development Group members over a series of meetings to finalise a draft for Public Consultation. RISSB thanks all Development Group members for their time.
TRAINING AND EVENTS
Internal workshop to support strategic plan update
The work to update RISSB’s strategic plan is nearing completion; this week we hosted an internal workshop to explore the linkages between our strategic goals and our internal capabilities.
A key item was how we can serve industry better once a RISSB product is delivered to ensure adoption can be as easy as possible. This will be an important change in the way RISSB operates, and will add significant value to RISSB member organisations.
What you missed at this week’s RISSB Masterclass Webinar
This week we held our fortnightly Masterclass Webinar, where our senior RISSB staff including Damien White, Jesse Baker and Sudha Niles discussed what RISSB has produced last financial year, as well as what we’ve got upcoming in the pipeline.
We also talked through the major updates to our Strategic Plan which will help set RISSB’s agenda in the coming years.
Thank you to everyone that joined, we hope you found the session valuable and learnt more about the work we’re doing and how it can add value to your business.
We look forward to seeing you at our next webinar in the coming weeks!