RISSB has always been, and will continue to be, committed to providing the highest quality services to our members. One of those services is facilitation and co-ordination of industry meetings. Over the next month, RISSB will be facilitating a wide range of meetings on behalf of industry, including:
Safety Managers Group: For many years RISSB has provided support to the Safety Managers Group which meets 3 times a year to discuss key safety issues and is attended by the ARA,
RISSB, ONRSR, ATSB and TrackSAFE who provide updates and seek industry feedback.
SPAD Group: The SPAD Group are working on a range of national SPAD matters, including research (see later in this edition of the Whistle Board) on issues the SPAD Group felt would lead to significant lessons for industry
Chief Medical Officers Council: Formed in 2018 to provide a forum for discussing key fitness to work issues such as national medical standards for rail workers, research into obstructive sleep apnoea and guidance material in regard to Category 3 assessments.
Human Factors Managers Group: This group is sharing human factor experiences within RTOs, and also developing initiatives for potential
implementation across industry.
Facilitating these groups is a great responsibility and I would like to extend my thanks to the industry for their involvement and support.
Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Rail organisations are encouraged to nominate participants for Horizons 2. The program will kick off in September with face-to-face forums planned for Melbourne (around 20 March), Brisbane (around 11 December) and Sydney (2 and 3 April 2020).
The deadline for applications is COB Friday, 2 August 2019.
The Horizons 1 Program has been very successful. As one participant put it: The Horizons program has provided invaluable access to engaging speakers, new concepts and the latest technology - but the biggest benefit has been the opportunity to network with young rail professionals from all over Australia who share a similar interest in innovation and leadership.
A/Professor Anjum Naweed from CQUniversity will be flying to Japan in October to present findings from the joint RISSB ARA SPAD Precursor Behaviours project at the 12th World Congress on Railway Research.
This world-leading project supported by an international team of leading researchers is identifying salient accident precursors to predict and prevent SPADs. The findings will help pinpoint areas that members can target for SPAD prevention, with outcomes to be shared by the SPAD Committee (co-ordinated by RISSB) in the coming months.
To make comments on the draft, please use the commenting tools in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to comment in-line with the text. Please return your PDF with comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday, 7 August 2019.
RISSB's Rail Cyber Security Conference
26-27 August 2019
Join with industry to better understand how to prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover from a cyber security incident at RISSB’s 2019 Rail Cyber Security Conference.
RISSB's third annual Rail Cyber Security Conference, Rail Cyber Security: Are We Sleepwalking Into Danger, will feature more topics, more speakers and more ideas on how to manage a cyber security threat and flourish in a digital age than ever before.
The agenda for this year's must-attend event will be released over the coming weeks.
View conference information and register to attend today.
Development Group members provided valuable input at a face-to-face meeting in Brisbane in June 2019. Feedback helped inform the current draft version which will be ready for a final review later in July.
Some great input was received during a Development Group meeting held in early June. Pending the outcome of a Development Group meeting in late July, this Standard should be ready for public consultation during August 2019.