+ RISSB Presents At ARTC's Interstate Operators Forum
+ Horizons Program 3.0 Next Activities
+ Choose Your Own Adventure - We're Offering 3 Rail Safety Conference Site Tours
+ RISSB Engages With RTSA
+ SPAD LRTAE Virtual Meeting
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Next OnBoarding Webinar Reminder
+ Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders
RISSB Presents At ARTC's Interstate Operators Forum
Last week, RISSB was delighted to attend, and present at ARTC’s Interstate Operators Forum. ARTC made great use of technology to both accommodate a sizable presence at the Sydney venue as well as online. Pacific National, SCT Logistics, Qube Logistics, V/Line, One Rail, SSR, NSW Trains, John Holland, ARC Infrastructure, Sydney Trains and of course ARTC were all well represented, and RISSB was proud to showcase the work we’re doing in trying to raise the bar for railway communications.
Thank you to our hosts ARTC for running this important industry event!
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Horizons Program 3.0 Next Activities
Participants on the Horizons 3.0 Program will be able to view a webinar on Future Talent – attracting and retaining young people on 15 April. Presented by Jane Lowney from Robert Walters, the webinar will explore employment trends and factors taken into account by employees in deciding their future.
On 21 April, the second (virtual) H3.0 Forum will take place with a star studded line up including Carolyn Walsh, Chair of the NTC, RISSB’s partner in the Horizons Program, technical presentations by Dr Kieran MacKenzie, CEO of Presien, and Daniel Kalnins, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions at Willow Rail. The day will also include a workshop looking at gaining support for your ideas presented by Zoe Steen, Associate Principal, Business Strategy, Infrastructure and Patrick Gorr, Australasian Energy Commercial Lead, both from Arup.
Choose Your Own Adventure - We're Offering 3 Rail Safety Conference Site Tours
We're offering this year's Rail Safety Conference delegates the opportunity to choose their own adventure with 3 concurrent site tours to choose from:
1 Metro Trains Sydney Maintenance Facility
Go on a guided visit of the Metro maintenance facility and view the control room at Tallawong.
2 Central Station Metro - New Platforms
Visit the Sydney Metro project site at Central Station and view the new metro platforms taking shape, as well as the landmark Central Walk – a new underground pedestrian concourse to help customers get around Sydney’s busiest railway station.
3 UTS Data Arena
A VR cave, this 360º panoramic, 3D stereoscopic, interactive data visualisation facility is set on the grounds of the University of Technology Sydney in Ultimo.
The Rail Safety Conference will be held from 11-12 May 2021. To view the current agenda, click on the blue 'View Agenda' button below this story.
RISSB is constantly looking for and exploring ways to further add value to our members and the rail industry. This week we met with the National Executive Chair of the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) to discuss mutual topics of interest and opportunities for further collaboration. RISSB is similarly engaged with the Permanent Way Institution and the Institution of Railway Signal
SPAD LRTAE Virtual Meeting
The industry SPAD/LRTAE Group will meet virtually on 15 April to hear of progress with a range of projects and to discuss the proposed upcoming SPAD/LRTAE Forum 3, planned for Melbourne in the middle of this year.
Our next members only onboarding webinar will be held on Wednesday, 14 April at 12PM (AEST).
Hosted by Jesse Baker and Phil Allan, we’ll be taking attendees on a walkthrough/talk through of our site and we'll introduce the full suite of tools (Australian Standards and other industry leading publications) available to download and use and let people know what discounts are available to RISSB members.
If you are an employee of a member, and you would like to register to attend the April event or any future one, please click on the blue 'Register Now' button.
Each week we'll introduce you to the future leaders attending Horizons Program 3.0. This week, we'd like you to meet Geetha, Brad and Elle.
Geetha Irukulla | QA Test Lead
I am Geetha, currently working as QA Test Lead at TTG Transportation. It has been an year now that I am with the Rail industry and yet I feel there is still lot more to know, understand and Learn about the Industry. It has been a great learning curve so far and I am sure RiSSB will help me fill up few blank spaces there are.
I am an Instrumentation and Control Engineering graduate who happened to find my self in the software industry after University. I am
passionate about testing and always trying to improve the way things are for my team and organization which will benefit everyone in the eco system. I am a strong believer that “If you have to stay long then you have to go along”.
In my leisure I am in to painting and sketching (One of the reason I am obsessed with details.
Brad Davies| PASS Assets Senior GIS Data Analyst
Hello - I'm Brad Davies, and I'm a spatial analyst with the Department of Transport (DoT) in Victoria.
I am part of the Train Services Compliance team who oversees the running of DMS (Construction Drawing Index) and PASS (GIS web-map) which receives/reviews the delivery of capital works "as-built" drawings, asset data and images from the industry to the State.
While still green in the rail industry (2 years), I've spent 10 years in working with GIS and Asset Management through local government and the private sector.
Outside of work, it's all things orienteering, cycling and reading whenever time allows.
Elle Carrol| Occupational Nurse
My name is Elle Carroll and I am the Occupational Nurse at Sydney Trains. I’ve been involved with the rail industry for the past 8 years, providing health support to rail workers & customers.
As the rail industry is rapidly changing and progressing with new technologies and ways of working, so too does the way we deliver health programs to support rail workers. I hope to learn
from industry leaders and collaborate with like-minded people, to better prepare for future demands of our industry.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me by the ocean or traveling with friends and family.