+ OTSI MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 2 November
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ AS 7725 Application Based Work on Track Authority Systems (ABWTAS) Update
+ AS 7638 Railway Earthworks Update
+ Safety Critical Information Code of Practice Update
+ Reminder Final Onboarding Webinar Next Wednesday
+ Become A RISSB MasterClass Presenter
OTSI MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 2 November
The Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI) was established as an independent body to investigate safety occurrences involving bus, ferry and rail transportation. The purpose of these investigations is to identify why an occurrence took place and make recommendations to prevent recurrence. To support this style of investigation, a 'no-blame' approach is used.
Next Tuesday, we'll be joined by OTSI's CEO and Chief Investigator, Dr Natalie Pelham, who will be talking about OTSI's role and explaining:
* The ways in which OTSI supports safety improvement in rail
* How OTSI’s work relates to other investigative agencies such as the ATSB and ONRSR
* Safety lessons arising out of recent rail safety investigations
* How enhancing the use of data can drive more proactive investigations into known risks
* How OTSI has built partnerships in rail to strengthen safety across the network.
The webinar will start at 12PM
(AEDT) on Tuesday, 2 November.
If you'd like to attend, please click on the blue 'Register Now' button below this story.
AS 7725 Application Based Work on Track Authority Systems (ABWTAS) Update
The latest draft has been reviewed by the Development Group and a number of suggested changes made. These changes will be discussed at the next meeting, due to be held this week.
At this stage it is hoped the draft will be available for public review in late December.
AS 7638 Railway Earthworks Update
The Development Group has finished their review of the feedback received during the public consultation phase, with a number of changes made to further improve the document.
Following a final review, this Standard will be sent for validation in late November. It is anticipated that the Standard will be publicly available in February 2022.
Safety Critical Information Code of Practice Update
With the Development Group formed, the hard work will commence next month. In addition to this, Cris Fitzhardinge (Project Manager for this work) will address the ARTC Operators Forum in November on how the Code will support the work being done by ARTC as part of their Safe Work Improvement Program.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Reminder Final Onboarding Webinar Next Wednesday
We're holding our last onboarding session for the year next Wednesday.
Learn how to get the most from your membership and meet two of RISSB's General Managers!
We’ll be taking attendees on a walkthrough of our site and introducing them to the full suite of tools (Australian Standards and other industry leading publications) available to download and use, during a live webinar.
Find out what projects we're working on, what events we're planning and how you can engage with RISSB now and in the coming year.
This is an exclusive event open to all employees of RISSB members.
Click the blue 'Register Now' button if you'd like to register to attend.
Applications to become a 2022 MasterClass webinar presenter close next Friday, 5 November.
This is your chance to take to the virtual podium and shine a light on new technologies, groundbreaking projects or what your organisation is doing to make the Australian railway safer.
If you'd like to join our 2022 line-up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 2022 MasterClass Webinar Proposal and a few paragraphs telling us about yourself and what you would like to talk about by COB Friday, 5 November 2021.