+ RISSB's Rail Safety Conference On Next Week
+ SPAD/LRTAE Forum Announced 29th/30th June Melbourne
+ H3.0 Groups To Present On Their Ideas For RISSB Toolkits
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ RISSB To Visit WA - 21st- 23rd June
+ Welcome New Members
+ Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders
RISSB's Rail Safety Conference On Next Week
RISSB's Rail Safety Conference is on next week in Sydney. Will we be seeing you at the event?
By popular demand, we've released hybrid ticket options giving you the flexibility to attend in-person as well as stream the conference online. Watch Day 1 in the comfort of your own home or office and then turn up for Day 2 for plenary sessions, workshops and site tours. Or do something different!
During the conference, we are offering two workshops: Delivering Effective Solutions to Contractor Management (facilitated by Jesse Baker, General Manager Innovation and Major Projects)
It is often reported that the relationship between Contractors and RTOs can be suboptimal, indeed Contractor Management is one of ONRSR’s four national priorities. But RTOs and contractors describe the problem differently which makes it difficult to solve. This workshop will seek to explore issues and come up with a problem definition so that future work can be more focused and deliver more effective solutions. Delivering Effective Solutions to Minimising Environmental Impacts of Rail (facilitated by Mike Aviet, General Manager Product Delivery)
Recently, RISSB led two industry eco-friendly initiatives: wheel squeal reduction and the minimisation of horn noise. The material produced from these initiatives provided guidance to industry on how to minimise the impacts of noise on the surrounding environment. This workshop will discuss both aforementioned initiatives and provide you with an opportunity to speak with industry members and the RISSB representatives who led the development of each paper. We will also seek to explore other environmental impact issues within our industry and identify the contributors so that future work can be focused on the delivery of effective solutions.
If you'd like to attend the conference, click the 'Book Now' button to book a seat on behalf of yourself or your team.
SPAD/LRTAE Forum Announced 29th/30th June Melbourne
The third SPAD/LRTAE forum will be held in Melbourne on 29th and 30th June at CQU 120 Spencer Street. Thanks to the generous support of CQ University, V/Line, Department of Transport Victoria and MTM the 2-day forum will be free! The forum will include presentations and workshops. Topics covered will include SPAD/LRTAE data (presented by ONRSR), pre-cursor behaviour (pre SPAD/LRTAE), innovative approaches from rail operators (including potentially overseas operators), and a number of projects that are currently underway. More information later but please put it in your diary/calendar if this is relevant to you. A virtual
option will be available.
H3.0 Groups To Present On Their Ideas For RISSB Toolkits
The third forum for the H3.0 Program will be held in Brisbane at QUT Kelvin Grove on 19th and 20th May. The forum program includes presentations from industry leaders (including Sue McCarrey, CEO of ONRSR, Andrew Harding, CEO of Aurizon, Matt Longland, DDG at Transport and Main Roads, Mia Barnard, Transport Sector lead at GHD and Kellie Nuttall, Partner at Deloitte), a VR demonstration, a mini-hackathon, two technical presentations on robotics and asset management and presentations from the Horizons groups in the program on their idea for a RISSB Toolkit (this will be focused on a particular theme or
issue and include a number of elements including RISSB products).
The presentations will be judged by a panel which includes representatives of the RTSA, RTAA and PWI.
Subject to any COVID restrictions, RISSB will be in Perth on 21st – 23rd June. The RISSB Board will meet at Arc Infrastructure on 22nd June
and meetings are currently being arranged with key stakeholders to provide an update on RISSB activities.
An evening function is also being organised for Monday 21st June.
Welcome New Members
RISSB memberships are soaring and approaching 110. This week we'd like to shine the spotlight on one of our newest members - Torrens Connect.
Connecting communities through journeys that matter
Torrens Connect has been contracted by the South Australian Government to operate Adelaide’s tram service. It is a joint venture between Transit Systems, UGL .
Torrens Connect operates 3 routes with a fleet of 24 trams which annually
travel more than 1.2 million km and carry approximately 9.5 million customers. It also maintains the rail infrastructure.
Torrens Connect has over 140 operators, controllers, customer service, maintenance, and administrative employees.
Each week we'll introduce you to the future leaders attending Horizons Program 3.0. This week, we'd like you to meet Michael and Ashleigh.
Michael Wu | Track Project Engineer
Hi my name is Michael Wu, I am a Track Project Engineer working for Laing O’Rourke on the More Trains More Services Project South of Sydney. Before this role I spent 2 years working on the Sydenham Station upgrade for the new Sydney Metro. My role and responsibilities is to plan and deliver critical track possessions. I never thought I would end up in rail but have been lucky enough to have spent almost 5 years in this field. It has allowed me to develop
many networks and knowledge which is also the main reason why I am excited for the Horizons Program. In my spare time like to spend it outdoors and hopefully can begin travelling again.
Ashleigh Henders | Principal WHS Adviser
Hi – I'm Ashleigh, the Principal WHS Adviser in the Queensland Rail WHS Team. One of my main responsibilities in this role is to lead the development and implementation of Queensland Rail’s safety management systems, ensuring that principles of risk management and safety change management are planned and applied in a way that delivers results and safe outcomes.
When I am not at
work, I love to spend time with my friends and family.
My ultimate words of wisdom are ‘instead of being afraid of failure, be grateful for the opportunity’.