+ On-track To Support NSW: Why Rail Is Key To Supporting The Growth Of NSW’s Trade Volumes
+ Less Than 2 Weeks To Go Until RISSB's Rail Safety Conference
+ Abstracts for Technology and Innovation Conference Due COB Monday, 3 May 2021
+ RISSB's International Focus On Level Crossings
+ AS 7522 Access And Egress Available to Download
+ Good Practice For The Management Of Wheel Squeal Report
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ RISSB's ARI Safety Award
+ Practical Uses Of ARRM Guideline
+ Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders
On-track To Support NSW: Why Rail Is Key To Supporting The Growth Of NSW’s Trade Volumes
Jonathan Lafforgue, General Manager Operations and Environment at NSW Ports is our special MasterClass webinar guest next Tuesday, 4 May at 12PM (AEST).
Join the webinar to hear more about:
* Why rail is a central part of NSW Ports’ strategy to sustainably support NSW’s growing container volumes
* Recent investments in rail – including investment in on-dock rail at Port Botany, Port Kembla rail projects and other government funded projects
* Intermodal Terminals – Enfield and Cooks River
* Why landside efficiencies are a critical part of overall efficient port management.
To secure your spot, click on the blue 'Register Now' button below this story.
Less Than 2 Weeks To Go Until RISSB's Rail Safety Conference
You have less than two weeks to secure your spot at this year's Rail Safety Conference at the Swissotel Sydney from 11-12 May 2021. And, if you can't be there in person, why not join us virtually? We have virtual attendance options (including a mixture of live and virtual attendance options).
Themed New ideas, new perspectives and new directions, at this year's conference you will hear from more than 50 senior industry professionals from the USA, New Zealand, the UK, and Australia and have the opportunity to network with a large community of safety professionals, project managers, engineers and investigators.
RISSB's jam-packed agenda delves into some of the challenges currently facing the rail industry.
Presentations include :
· The National Rail Action Plan: Driving Harmonisation and Interoperability
· The ATSB’s Approach to Investigating Fatigue
· Reducing the Need to Access the Danger Zone
· Two Approaches Become One: Safety Assurance Best Practices
· Virtual Reality Training and Safety – a Human Factors Perspective
. What do you Really Know About the Assets you Own and Manage?
. Train Control Automation Using AI
. Rail Safety and the 4th Industrial Revolution
· Recent Advances in Fatigue Management.
Click the blue 'Book Your Seat' button to book a seat on behalf of yourself or your team.
Abstracts for Technology and Innovation Conference Due COB Monday, 3 May 2021
Interested in speaking at our August Technology and Innovation Conference?
Abstracts of 20 minute presentations to be delivered during one of six streams at this year’s conference are due COB Monday, 3 May 2021. We are looking for best practice, practical and results-driven presentations that thematically relate to our conference theme Rail innovation – adapt or adopt.
The six major conference streams are:
Stream 1: Automation
Stream 2: Customer Information
Stream 3: Energy Systems
Stream 4: Sustainability
Stream 5: Asset Management
Stream 6: Human/machine Integration
Last week, RISSB took part in an international discussion between the International Union of Railways, Great Britain’s Network Rail, Australia’s and New Zealand’s TrackSAFE, the
Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, and France’s SNCF.
We were very pleased to be invited to their level crossing working group – the UIC Global Level Crossing Network, and to be part of a taskforce being established on risk assessment methods. A first task: establish a benchmark of existing methods, send a questionnaire to members, and analyse the results ready to publish a UIC guideline in 2022.
It’s fantastic that there is such a global emphasis on this important topic, and we are proud to be part of it!
AS 7522 Access And Egress Available to Download
AS 7522 is now available to download from RISSB’s website. If you are an employee of a RISSB member and would like to download a copy of this publication, please click here.
This Standard covers access and egress by passengers and workers
on access paths for passengers or access ways for workers and their access devices. This includes the design, construction and maintenance of locomotive, freight, passenger, and infrastructure maintenance rolling stock.
Good Practice For The Management Of Wheel Squeal Report
RISSB, through its Major Projects portfolio, continues to look at ways of addressing industry-wide issues that cannot be solved through Standards, Codes of Practice or Guidelines.
This commissioned report looks at the issues around environmental noise caused by wheel squeal and how it may be addressed. Following a peer review by some of the top people in infrastructure and rolling stock in Australia the final report has been prepared and is with RISSB for a final check before being made more widely available. Keep an eye out for this one!
Development of the Practical uses of ARRM guideline has commenced. Do you have a case study that you would like to contribute to this guideline to help other rail transport operators? If you have any
questions about ARRM or valuable contributions for the guideline please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RISSB's ARI Safety Award
This year we've proudly assumed ownership of the Australasian Rail Industry Awards' (ARI Awards) Safety Award.
The Safety Award recognises organisations that have achieved and maintained a significant outcome in improving safety, or developed an innovation that can contribute to improved safety throughout the industry.
If you believe that your organisation has delivered a significant safety outcome that has benefited the rail industry, then we encourage you to nominate your safety work, today.
Nominations close at 5pm AEST on Thursday, 17 June.
For full details on award criteria, nomination questions and how to nominate, view the nomination guide on the ARA's website.
MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Each week we'll introduce you to the future leaders attending Horizons Program 3.0. This week, we'd like you to meet Renae, Jozef and Humayun.
Renae Carter | Principal People Business Partner
I’m Renae Carter, Principal People Business Partner at Queensland Rail. My role in a nutshell is to partner with the Major Projects Integration and Strategy, Planning & Transformation teams in delivering strategic people outcomes in a generalist capacity.
I have over 14 years’ experience in the rail industry with both below and above rail experience in a national capacity. I have worked
on two of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects being Inland Rail and Cross River Rail Project.
I hold a Bachelor of Management (HR) and recently commenced my Masters of Leadership in Service Innovation.
I am extremely passionate about the rail industry and enjoy connecting with likeminded individuals as a means of collaborating or seeking innovative solutions to common issues faced. In my spare time I love exploring Queensland with my family having only been here for 2 years.
Jozef Raijmakers| Asset Manager
I have over nine years’ experience in the railway industry in multiple roles such as Asset Manager, Assistant Contract Manager and Maintenance Engineer working on several performance-based maintenance contracts in the Netherlands and currently I am working on Asset Management projects in Australia.
I have always enjoyed working on my personal development through similar programs as Horizons. I'd like to learn more about
the Australian railway industry and can bring my experience of the Dutch/European industry to others.
Humayun Akram| Network Performance Analyst
I am a passionate and result-oriented data enthusiast who has a background in Engineering and Data Science and has worked in Telecommunications, ICT and Rail industries. With an in-depth understanding of data mining/data modelling; I have strong experience in leveraging advanced data analytics and business intelligence tools to present information in a way that unlocks fact-based decision-making for business strategy and address