+ All Aboard For A Tour de RISSB
+Welcome To Our 3 Newest Members
+ Reminder Jon Lamonte MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 9 March 2021
+ Spotlight On Major Projects White Paper on Train Whistle (Horn) Noise
+ RISSB's Infrastructure Standing Committee Elects A New Chair And Deputy
All Aboard For A Tour de RISSB
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This month RISSB is kicking off a monthly onboarding session for employees of RISSB member organisations - All Aboard otherwise known as the Tour de RISSB - to help organisations get maximum value from their RISSB membership.
We’ll be taking attendees on a walkthrough of our site and introducing the full suite of tools (Australian Standards and other industry leading publications) available to download and use during a live webinar at 12pm (AEDT), on Wednesday, 10 March.
Facilitated by Jesse Baker (RISSB’s General Manager Innovation and Major Projects) and Phil Allan
(General Manager Strategy and Stakeholder Relations) the walkthroughs (including Q & As) usually last for 30 minutes and will be held once per month, with plenty of time for you to ask, and for RISSB to answer, any questions you or your team may have.
Welcome To Our 3 Newest Members
This week we welcomed three new members to RISSB :
* Unipart Group Australia
* Plasser Australia
* Bambach Wires and Cables
Unipart Group Australia
Unipart Group Australia delivers technology and supply chain solutions across a range of market sectors. We are part of Unipart Group, a global business that brings together manufacturing, logistics and consultancy in a set of products and services that create imaginative solutions for our customers. www. unipart.com.au
Plasser Australia is the leading provider of track maintenance machinery in Australia and New Zealand.
We are a part of Australia’s railway network and pride ourselves on contributing to its safety, reliability and cost-efficiency. With the capacity to build and customise machinery in accordance with the local conditions and regulations, we are the ideal partner for railway companies and contractors alike. www.plasser.com.au
Bambach Wires and Cables
Established in 1936, Bambach Wires and Cables Pty Ltd is an Australian company owned by Energy Technologies Limited (ASX :EGY). In early 2019 following a substantial restructuring, Energy Technologies purchased the equipment and intellectual property assets of Advance Cables and merged that business with Bambach, forming a new manufacturing facility in Rosedale, Victoria. The new facility increased Bambach’s manufacturing capacity from 30 tonnes of finished goods per month to 250 tonnes per month and substantially reduced production times for its full range of products. www.bambachcables.com.au
If you'd like access to a vast library of more than 200 publications and enjoy discounts to RISSB conferences, become a RISSB member today. For a confidential discussion about RISSB membership, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line MEMBERSHIP ACCESS.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Reminder Jon Lamonte MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Keep your diary free for 12PM (AEDT) this coming Tuesday.
Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of Sydney Metro, will be talking about how some of the project's most pressing challenges have been solved, including: working alongside thousands of customers at Central Station, tunnelling under Sydney Harbour and through the heart of Sydney’s CBD, attracting and retaining talent, and how Sydney Metro has been collaborating with industry to ensure the city-shaping project incorporates the latest technology.
Register to attend Jon's webinar on Tuesday, 9 March by clicking on the blue 'Register to Attend' button below this story.
Spotlight On Major Projects
White Paper on Train Whistle (Horn) Noise
RISSB has traditionally worked on, and is best known for, writing rail industry Standards, Codes of Practices and Guidelines. However, in 2020 we added a new aspect to our workplan – that of ‘Major Projects.’ RISSB’s Major Projects target problem areas for our industry not easily addressed by Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidelines. A significant project within the Major Project stream is the development of a white paper on Train Whistle Noise.
The white paper aims to clearly articulate the issues associated with train whistle usage and the associated risks in a manner easily understood by a range of stakeholders, to facilitate constructive discussion on the way forward for the Rail
This white paper will be the focus of a RISSB-run webinar delivered by Dr Todd Bentley in the coming weeks.
Keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation to this event.
RISSB's Infrastructure Standing Committee Elects A New Chair And Deputy
RISSB’s Standing Committees are established to discuss significant industry issues and to assist in the development of Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidelines. The Infrastructure Standing Committee (ISC) plays a significant role providing industry oversight and technical representation over a critical portfolio of work on track infrastructure.
In the past several years we have had the pleasure of John Furness (ARTC) chairing this group, driving forward a range of important programs. As he takes his well-earned break, we’d like to thank him for his leadership and his contribution to the rail industry over the many years.
He will be followed by John Paff (Lead Track Engineer, Asset Standards Authority, TfNSW) for this next term.
The ISC also appointed Bruce Makin (Senior Rollingstock Interface & Technical Engineer, Arc Infrastructure) as Deputy Chair. We’re excited to continue overseeing the portfolio of work under the chairmanship of John and Bruce.
MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Each week we'll introduce you to the future leaders attending the Horizons Program 3.0. This week, we'd like you to meet Nisarg, Flora and Michael.
Nisarg Vasa | Consultant
Hi, my name is Nisarg (Nis for short). I graduated from Monash with a Dual Bachelors in Engineering and Design.
I work at JVAT, a risk and assurance consultancy firm, based out of Melbourne and am currently part of the Systems Assurance Team working on the Melbourne Airport Rail, specialising in System Safety. In the past, I’ve worked on projects across the Defence and Rail sectors focussing on Safety and Risk.
I look forward to meeting everyone on the course!
Flora Chung | Senior Manager – Network Change and Integration
My name is Flora Chung, I am the Senior Manager for Network Change & Integration within Program & Delivery at V/Line. I lead a team of Systems Assurance, Systems Engineer, Operation Readiness and act as the conduit back into the business with Access, Asset and the Operations Team.
I joined the Horizons Board to develop my knowledge of the rail industry. I have predominantly worked in the O&G and
Mining and have only been in rail for 3 years.
Michael Marland | Regional Electrical Engineer CBD & Illawarra
As a Regional Electrical Engineer for Sydney Trains, I am responsible for the operation and maintenance of the CBD & Illawarra Region’s high voltage electrical assets. I grew up in regional NSW and worked for NSW high voltage electrical utilities prior to moving to Sydney and my commencement with Sydney Trains in 2015. Being both trade and degree qualified in electrical, I enjoy both the field and desk based aspects of my role. I’m happy
to drive the truck, spanner, or computer mouse to get the job done