+ CEO Message + Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Australian Rail Industry Awards! + Don’t miss out on this weeks RISSB MasterClass Webinar +Help RISSB understand industry’s maturity in cybersecurity +Monitoring hours of work to manage fatigue guideline +AS7453 Recruitment and Selection of Rail Traffic Driver +People Spotlight for RISSB's 20th Anniversary
I wish to acknowledge all the nominees, finalists and winners of this year’s Australian Rail Industry Awards. This year’s event recognised and celebrated outstanding efforts across a range of important industry categories and showcased the level of innovation and excellence within our industry.
Keeping with the theme of innovation and excellence, I wish to highlight this week’s RISSB MasterClass Webinar, and encourage you to come along and hear from Kevin Morrison of Metro Trains Melbourne, and Dr Julie Pitsopoulos of Human Factors Risk Assessment
(HFRM), as they share with you their journey and learnings regarding simplifying processes for track protection, and cultural change.
Acting RISSB CEO
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Australian Rail Industry Awards!
A big congratulations to the winner of the Safety Excellence Award at last week’s annual Australasian Rail Industry Awards - Metro Trains Melbourne and their 'New Ways of Working' project team!
The 'New Ways of Working' Program aims at improving rail safety on the Metro network by focusing on clear processes and procedures, the use of systems and technology to improve planning of work in the rail corridor, and training for team members.
RISSB was pleased to
support the ARI Awards again this year, as well as sponsor the ARI Safety Excellence Award. The evening was a huge success, as we saw the rail industry come together for another year to recognise and celebrate individual and company achievements in the industry.
Congratulations again to all the winners and finalists on their outstanding display of diversity, excellence and innovation within the rail industry.
Help RISSB understand industry’s maturity in cybersecurity
A few weeks ago, we shared that RISSB and Griffith University have teamed up to create the Railway Cyber Security Survey. The rail Industry's participation in this survey-based research is invaluable, so we encourage organisations to take part in the survey, before it closes on 25th October 2023.
The survey aims to understand rail company approaches in cybersecurity and where our industry’s general maturity lies. As well as Griffith’s research, this work will help inform RISSB’s thinking about how we can support rail’s cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is of fundamental importance in this day and age, and is especially critical to networks such as our railways. With such a broad contribution to Australia’s economy and to our communities, attacks can be very costly and even dangerous.
The survey has been created by keeping the RISSB cybersecurity standard in mind. The responses from this survey will be analysed and a report will be published after data analysis is conducted. Multiple responses from a single organization can be submitted. Please contribute (anonymously) by clicking the button below.
RISSB provide a comprehensive rail industry Glossary of Terms to deliver consistent terminology and definitions for inclusion in RISSB products.
As part of the ongoing maintenance of the Glossary of Terms, RISSB will establish a Glossary Review Group with a view of meeting quarterly to ensure the terminologies and definitions are up to date.
More information will be provided in the coming weeks detailing your opportunity to be involved in this critical piece of work.
Monitoring hours of work to manage fatigue guideline
The Development Group for The Monitoring of Hours to Manage Fatigue guideline, will be meeting over the coming weeks to continue its development.
After consultation and the consolidation of the 2023 – 2024 workplan, RISSB has decided that The Bio-Mathematical Models to Manage Fatigue Guidelines project will be moved into The Monitoring of Hours to Manage Fatigue guideline.
The Monitoring of Hours Development Group has invited members of the The Bio-Mathematical Models
Development Group, to participate in the group, with the content drafted in the Bio-Mathematics project to be added as an appendix to Monitoring of Hours to manage fatigue guideline.
AS7453 Recruitment and Selection of Rail Traffic Driver
RISSB is currently finalising a Development Group that are engaged to review AS7453 Recruitment and Selection of Rail Traffic Drivers.
This review has the support of a representative cross section of the Australian rail industry task, ensuring the latest concepts are available for those considering recruiting rail traffic drivers.
Additionally, the Development Group will endeavour to deliver a nationally harmonised product, providing improved support and consistent approach for all Australian rail
PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT ON... RISSB's key contributors over the last 20 years
This year, RISSB is celebrating it's 20th year Anniversary! Our organisation was established in June 2003 as the 'Code Management Company', then from 2007 onwards, we were formally known as the Rail Industry Safety Standards Board (RISSB).
For the last 20 years, RISSB has been supported by, and worked with, some incredible people that have contributed greatly to our business. For the next few months, we will be recognising some of RISSB's key contributors, as they share their experiences working with RISSB.
Chairperson RISSB Board, 2010 to 2018.
"I had the privilege to Chair the RISSB Board during a time of significant change and challenge.
During my time as Chair, RISSB moved to separate from the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), and renew it's governance structure to ensure it could fulfil an independent role for railways in Australia.
Our focus was, and still is, to collaborate with
disparate railway organisation's to create harmonised standards for rail in Australia."