Between 19 and 31 March 2018, RISSB invited interested parties to prioritise 25 products put forward for development in 2018/19 through RISSB's Priority Planning Forum (PPF).
We received an overwhelming response with more than 100 people participating in the PPF, ranking and commenting on a range of potential products. I would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to respond and work with us through our standing committees to determine the product list put forward for consideration. It has provided RISSB with a clear understanding of industry's priorities for us into the next
Moving forward, in preparing our work plan for 2018/19, we are giving careful thought to the products, and how they correlate to RISSB’s strategic direction and priorities. The 2018/19 work plan will be another busy program of quality safety and harmonisation products. In the coming months, RISSB will publish the work plan for your information.
We have less than four weeks left until RISSB’s annual Rail Safety Conference. The site tour is always a highlight of the conference and I’m pleased to say that this year’s tour group will be visiting the Sydney Metro project site. A big thank you to Steve Jones from Transport for New South Wales for facilitating the visit.
For those planning to visit CORE later this month, we hope you will visit booth #4 and say hello to my friendly team.
Paul Daly RISSB CEO
RISSB Leading Industry in an Overhaul of Cross-industry Information Systems
For some time, RTOs and ONRSR have aspired to update industry regulatory reporting. Late last year, RISSB very proudly launched the industry’s first national safety risk model, ARRM (the Australian Rail Risk Model). ARRM is fed with industry data to calculate risk for rail companies. The project to deliver it has helped to shine a spotlight on the industry data that is valuable, and the industry data which is less so. ARRM’s launch has catalysed this long-awaited update, which is starting to build momentum now!
cross-industry Safety Managers Group (SMG), and in accordance with industry’s Safety Strategy, a large-scale program to overhaul interorganisational information systems has begun. Up for consideration is the data reported to ONRSR and the ATSB, who it should come from and how long it should take to be delivered. The work will also take into account the needs of ARRM and how it can be maintained to continue to deliver maximum value to industry.
This is an area where there is significant opportunity for industry. This work will unlock greater value in our industry’s information systems by reducing burden, streamlining processes and maximising the benefit of these information flows. The work will begin with a cross-industry/ONRSR workshop in Sydney on 8 May, at Rydges World Square, the same venue as RISSB's Rail
Safety Conference on 9 and 10 May 2018.
If you’re interested in attending, please contact Jesse Baker, RISSB GM Safety and Innovation firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note we’re looking for attendees with a strategic view of industry data.
Places are strictly limited, but don’t worry! This is just the beginning of the industry change program. After you’ve registered your interest, there will be further opportunities to contribute at later dates.
National Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop
29 May - 31 May 2018
The workshop touches on the principles already covered in the Rail Safety Investigation Course with the intent of linking the investigation models with the elements of Derailments and Analysis.
Participants will work individually as well as in a team environment and are taken through the technical process of evidence collection to investigation analysis and derailment prevention. Derailments provide a great learning opportunity to improve safety systems through well supported recommendations that target the right areas. This helps to ensure that similar occurrences are eliminated or that the likelihood of recurrences are reduced.
To secure a place in this course, register as an attendee.
RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2018
What does the future hold for rail safety? Now is the time to book your seat at Rail Safety 2018 and find out.
The conference will offer delegates a unique opportunity to to hear about what's new or topical in rail safety in Australia and overseas, and network with professionals working in the safety field.
This year's conference will take place in Sydney on 9-10 May 2018 at Rydges World Square. The conference dinner will be held at Doltone House – Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney.
Members $1195 (plus GST)
Non-members rate $1895 (plus GST)
*Rail Safety Professionals 35 and under $695 (plus GST) - RISSB is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to young rail professionals working for RISSB member organisations.
RISSB is developing a standard for PPE in rail and work is underway with the Development Group for this standard meeting for the first time on 11th April 2018. Development Group members include: representatives from ARTC, Metro Trains Melbourne, Sydney Trains, Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, Dakar Risk, Buy2Give and Genesee Wyoming Australia. The standard will be drafted over the next few weeks
before public consultation is undertaken.
Management of Change Standard Progresses
The Development Group for the Management of Change standard met for the first time on 12th April 2018. Development Group members include representatives from ARTC, Metro Trains Melbourne, Queensland Rail, Transport for NSW, Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, Dakar Risk, BHP, Aurizon, DPTLG (SA), Arc Infrastructure, Atkins Global, Rail Safety Consulting Australia, V/Line and AusSafe Consulting. The standard will be drafted over the next few weeks before public consultation is undertaken.
Systems Safety Assurance in the Spotlight
The Development Group for the Systems Safety Assurance Guideline will meet in Melbourne on 19th April 2018. The initial meeting will discuss the scope of the guideline and an initial draft. Membership of the Development group includes representatives from a range of passenger and freight operators and a range of organisations with expertise in this matter.
See You at CORE 2018
30 April – 2 May 2018
International Convention Centre, Sydney
Visit us at booth #4 to talk about RISSB’s latest products, meet our Standards Development Managers and discover how you can help develop Australian Standards, Codes of Practice, Guidelines or National Rules, and then access them through our online portal.
While you’re visiting our booth, sign up to receive our newsletter for a chance to win a $200 Ticketek voucher.
Welcome Stewart Rendell
Stewart Rendell has worked in the railway signalling industry since 1983. In 1997, Stewart moved to Ireland and worked for Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) where he worked in signal design. In 2011, Stewart returned to Australia and took up a position with RailCorp in their signalling competency area and later joined the John Holland Group. In late 2017 Stewart took an opportunity to join Rail Planning Services where he assisted Sydney Trains in the development of their Type Approval of Computer Based Interlocking and Axle Counter systems.
More recently, in March 2018, Stewart accepted an opportunity to join RISSB as a Standards Development Manager, based in their Brisbane office.
We'd Like to Hear From You
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This is your chance to voice your opinions, be heard, and make a difference.
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The survey will remain open from 16 April to 30 April 2018.