+ Public Consultations
+ RISSB Welcomes New Team Member
+ Rail Safety Awards Closing Soon
+ Technology and Innovation Presentations Follow Up
+ Rail Safety Conference in May
+ Heavy Haul and Turnouts Events
+ Also Making News
This week we released three draft Standards, inviting industry to provide feedback to RISSB.
AS 7518 Rolling stock suspension
AS 7518 is an important part of Government’s ‘National Rail Action Plan’ (NRAP) through which RISSB is delivering a suite of rail component Standards. The key objectives of NRAP are to support local content policies, stimulate domestic manufacturing, de-risk supply chains and ultimately create Australian jobs.
This Standard provides the requirements, recommendations, and guidance for rolling stock suspension and the requalification of springs and dampers.
AS 1085.18 Railway track material Part 18: Screw spikes and threaded inserts
This Standard is one element of the 1085 series covering essential railway infrastructure components. Since RISSB took ownership of the series (from Standards Australia) in 2017, we have been progressively updating them in light of contemporary practice.
AS 1085.18 provides manufacturers and purchasers with performance requirements for steel screw spikes and threaded inserts for use with sleeper plates, fastenings, and sleepers in railway permanent way.
HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK Feedback must be provided as a comment in the draft pdf of each document to email@example.com.
For each of your comments it’s important to not only highlight issues, but also to propose solutions.
Feedback for all three must be received by Friday, 12 May 2023.
TRAINING AND EVENTS
Rail Safety Awards Closing Soon
Entries for RISSB's Rail Safety Awards close next Friday and all businesses irrespective of size or stature can enter across five award categories:
* Safety Leadership Program
* Frontline Worker Safety Initiative
* Community Safety
* Emerging Leader
* Industry Safety Professional of the Year.
For more information about RISSB's Rail Safety Awards and to download a nomination form, go to the Rail Safety Awards page on RISSB's website.
TRAINING AND EVENTS CONT.
Technology and Innovation Presentations Follow Up
We're working hard behind the scenes seeking the required permissions to make presentations available to all those attendees who would like access to the conference PowerPoints.
We will also be issuing a post event survey, so keep checking your inbox for more information.
Rail Safety Conference in May
The next conference on our events calendar is the Rail Safety Conference.
This year's conference is being held in Sydney at the Amora Hotel Jamison on 2&3 May 2023 and is heavily focused on improving rail safety through harmonisation and interoperability, and addressing sustainability issues.
* An innovative low-cost level crossing solution for rural and regional areas
* Journey to an integrated, risk-based, and data-led Health and Wellbeing Program
*Train Borne High Speed Trackside Infrastructure Point Cloud Monitoring System. International case study from Hong Kong rail system
* Systemic Investigations - Issues identified through the ATSB’s no-blame rail investigations
The capabilities of RISSB’s Standards Development team have been boosted with the addition of asset management and contracts specialist Carly Wilson.
Carly joined RISSB this week as a Standards Development Manager.
Under the auspices of RISSB’s Infrastructure Standing Committee, Carly will oversee RISSB’s infrastructure portfolio of work which includes the all important AS 1085 series of Standards on infrastructure components, as well as infrastructure projects prioritised by Governments via the National Rail Action Plan.
Carly has over 10 years’ experience in the rail industry and was most recently at the helm of a consulting company providing strategic safety management, asset management and technical documentation support.