+ Innovation and Technology Conference Wraps Up
+ Public Consultations
+ 2 Weeks Left to Enter RISSB's 2023 Rail Safety Awards
+ George Bearfield Webinar 14 March 2023
+ Agenda Launched for Rail Safety Conference
+ Also Making News
Innovation and Technology Conference Wraps Up
The second Technology and Innovation Conference organised by RISSB wrapped up in Sydney yesterday.
Themed Rail Innovation Now or Never, the conference attracted almost 120 attendees from all over Australia to Sydney for the 2-day event.
This year’s conference included close to 30 speakers, a handpicked cellar door networking event, and a robust but fruitful panel discussion on barriers to innovation.
Delegates representing government, operators, academia, research centres, and network managers and suppliers from across Australia and overseas, were inspired by speakers who highlighted current practices in their region and encouraged conference attendees to push through industry and organisational innovation barriers.
With presentations ranging from the deep future of rail, digital engineering and virtual training, to AI and condition monitoring, the range of topics and presenters reflected the diverse interests of everyone attending the conference.
Overall, the conference was a huge success with attendees walking away from it with new connections, different perspectives on how to innovate in the workplace, and clear ideas on how technology presented during the conference
could be adopted to simplify routine, unsafe or time-consuming tasks.
RISSB and the ARA’s Rail Industry Group have been collaborating with industry to understand the many and varying requirements for shunting operations with the aim of consolidating those requirements into a rationalised Code of Practice. This Code is out for public consultation and can be found here: Code of Practice – Shunting Operations in Terminals, Yards and Maintenance Facilities if you would like to provide
AS 7488 is an important part of Government’s ‘National Rail Action Plan’ (NRAP) through which RISSB is delivering a suite of rail component Standards – generally on high volume consumables.
The key objectives of NRAP are to support local content policies, stimulate domestic manufacturing, de-risk supply chains and ultimately create Australian jobs; RISSB is proud to support this initiative.
TRAINING AND EVENTS NEWS
George Bearfield Webinar 14 March 2023
Our next webinar presenter George Bearfield, the University of Huddersfield's (UK) Visiting Professor of Railway System Safety, will discuss:
* Trends in the development and use of software for critical rail systems.
* How software assurance is delivered and monitored in modern supply chains, and projects.
* What rail companies can do, as clients, to be confident that the software driven, safety critical systems that they’re buying are, and remain, safe.
* Possible evolution of software safety risk in rail.
To accommodate the international time difference, the webinar will be held on Tuesday, 14 March at 4PM (AEDT).
To attend, simply click on the blue button below this story.
The agenda for RISSB's Rail Safety Conference was launched this week and you're invited to attend.
With a focus on rail safety, skills and interoperability, this two-day event will provide you with best practice examples and innovative approaches to help you mitigate risks and manage safety across your organisation.
This year's conference features more than 30 speakers including seven keynotes, and panel sessions on interoperability and rail safety issues, At the end of Day 1, you can relax, unwind and network at our Rail Safety Conference Dinner.
Find out who the winners are of our 2023 Rail Safety Awards at the Rail Safety Conference dinner (exclusively for Rail Safety Conference ticket holders).
To download a conference brochure, view the conference agenda, or to secure your seat at this event, go to this page.
Book for yourself or a group by clicking the blue button below this story.