It has been a busy month at RISSB with a few changes to our organisation. I thank Paul Daly, for his more than three years of dedicated leadership as RISSB’s CEO. We grew stronger than ever and are poised for our next chapter.
One of the questions I am most commonly asked now is what is going to change over the next few months. Nothing fundamentally will change. As far as I am concerned, it will be business as usual. RISSB is a dynamic organisation poised for great growth. We have a strong management team, a sound business model and a solid work plan with products that reflect our diverse member base.
There will always be economic, competitive, and operational influences pushing and pulling on us constantly. In order to continue to succeed, RISSB will need to adjust and adapt to these external influences just as it has done since its inception.
To this end, I will be focused on three specific areas.
First, we need to continue to grow.
Second, the work that RISSB is known for will fuel our efforts to grow. We will continue to develop products that help our members propel their business forward and offer training courses that meet industry needs.
Third, as the interim CEO I am 100 per cent committed to service excellence, not just behind the scenes but in every aspect of our organisation.
If you have any questions about the business or recent changes, please feel free to contact me on (07) 3724 0000.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all at an upcoming conference or event.
Deborah Spring Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer
ONRSR CEO to Address RISSB Board
Sue McCarrey, CEO of ONRSR, will attend the RISSB Board meeting on 21 June to outline ONRSR’s key activities, initiatives and priorities and discuss how RISSB and ONRSR can expand their collaboration to further improve safety across the rail industry.
Industry Meetings Coming Up
RISSB continues to co-ordinate several key industry safety meetings. Those coming up include:
Safety Standing Committee Tuesday 23 July Sydney
Safety Managers Group Wednesday 24 July Sydney
SPAD Group Wednesday 24 July Sydney
Chief Medical Officers Council Monday 12 August Brisbane
Call for Public Consultation – AS 7501 Rolling Stock Compliance Certification
AS 7501 Rolling Stock Compliance Certification is now available for an 8-week public consultation. This Standard provides a generic process for assessing rolling stock compliance with the RISSB Rolling Stock series of Australian Standards and other applicable Standards.
RISSB would like to thank the organisations who are hosting site visits for the Horizons Program in Sydney on 19 June:
Metro Trains Australia – participants will ride the new driverless train to Tallawong Station where they will visit the maintenance facility and control centre
UTS – participants will visit the Data Arena
Laing O’Rourke Engineering Centre of Excellence – participants will see innovative technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, robotic computer vision systems, construction-scale 3D printing, sensors
and GPS and data platforms.
Safety Critical Communications Course
Brisbane l 6-7 August 2019
Limited places are available in the next Safety Critical Communications Course in Brisbane.
RISSB’s new Safety Critical Communications course will give you the skills and knowledge required to apply effective, accurate and concise safety critical information using standard phrasing over a communication system or in person.
Contact RISSB if you would like group training delivered at your premises.