+ Train Whistle Noise - White Paper Webinar
+ Horizons Program 3.0 Underway
+ More Than 160 Join Jon Lamonte's MasterClass Webinar
+ AS 7659 Point Locking, Drives and Detection Development Group Update
+ Podcast Release Coincides With International Women's Day
+ Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders
Train Whistle Noise - White Paper Webinar
Train whistle noise and its adverse impact on communities has been a growing industry and community concern driven by more people living near rail corridors, more rail services (including at night), and a greater understanding and acceptance of the adverse health impacts of environmental noise.
Dr Todd Bentley from Holistic Systems and Assurance will present a white paper this Tuesday that highlights some of the key challenges
facing industry and the community, and recommends possible approaches for industry moving forward.
Join Todd for a live webinar on Tuesday, 16 March at 1PM (AEDT) to:
* Learn more about the broader issues facing industry
* Understand national and international approaches
* Appreciate competing risks and requirements (whole system view)
* Look at options available for industry moving forward.
Please click on the blue 'Register to Attend' button below this story to secure your spot.
The white paper on Train Whistle Noise is a significant project within RISSB’s Major Projects stream. Major Projects targets problem areas for our industry not easily addressed by Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidelines.
With over 40 participants at the venue (Deakin Downtown) and another 20 participating virtually via Zoom, the H3.0 forum is underway and being held on 11 and 12 March.
A mixture of presentations, workshops and panels, the forum focuses on technology, the participants and teamwork, and lessons from CEOs and senior leaders from the rail industry and other industries.
More Than 160 Join Jon Lamonte's MasterClass Webinar
More than 160 people turned up this week to hear Sydney Metro's Chief Executive, Jon Lamonte, reflect on some of the project's incredibly unique challenges, and some of the opportunities that have presented themselves along the way.
Jon talked about how some of the project's most pressing challenges have been solved, including: working alongside thousands of customers at Central Station, tunneling 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.
Just click on the 'Watch' link near the title of Jon's presentation.
In last week's The Whistle Board, we stated that on 16 March there would be an onboarding session. In fact our next onboarding session for our members will be held on Wednesday, 14 April. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Development Group met this week to work through the comments received from the wider rail industry on this new Standard.
Each comment was reviewed and, where necessary, changes made to address those comments.
The Standard will now be independently validated later this month before a final review in April.
Podcast Release Coincides With International Women's Day
This week we're taking time to honour the women amongst us who have inspired us and led teams during a challenging 12 months.
During this time, we're celebrating Emma Thomas who was our fourth RISSB Conversations podcast interviewee. Emma has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning three decades. A career that has involved working in operations for aviation, rail and roads; managing large public service organisations; delivering major projects; and working for household names.
Today Emma is the Sunshine Coast Council's CEO and has an inspirational story to tell about where her career has taken her (among other things).
To help mark International Women's Day, her podcast was released earlier this week and is now available online on RISSB's website.
Each week we'll introduce you to the future leaders attending Horizons Program 3.0. This week, we'd like you to meet Graham, Matthew, and another Matthew.
Graham Derrick | Bid Financial and Commercial Manager
Hello RISSB community, my name is Graham Derrick and I am the Bid Finance & Commercial workstream leader for Keolis Downer.
I deliver price, risk, and strategy advice to the joint venture. My focus is to balance and enhance customer outcomes, value for money, and bid competitiveness.
As a non-engineer, I particularly look forward to sharing insights and experience with a diverse group
of colleagues and growing my network in Australia.
Matthew Grindrod | Digital Customer Experience and Ticketing Manager
As V/Line’s Digital Customer Experience and Ticketing Manager, I’m focused on V/Line’s continuing journey to modernise by leveraging digital technologies to deliver better customer and staff experiences.
I'm known as a champion of new ideas; I’m the 'go to guy' for anyone who has an idea but doesn't know where to start!
Personally, I’m an avid supporter of heritage railways and recently qualified as a heritage tram driver at the Ballarat Tramway Museum.
Mathew Rundle | Specialist Systems Engineer, AutoHaul® and Rail Productivity
My name is Mathew Rundle. I am a Specialist Systems Engineer in Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul® team in Perth.
My role is part technical SME, part Project Engineer as our team manages the technical design and build for AutoHaul® system enhancements. I am excited to share my experiences with others as part of Horizons 3.0 and to see what new ideas I can bring back to Rio Tinto.
My interests outside of work include rock-climbing, beach volleyball, tennis and home brewing.