+ Track Worker Safety Report Released
+ Grand Central Now Open For Business
+ ARTC CEO Delivers MasterClass
+ System Safety Publications Available On RISSB's Website
+ ATSB And RISSB Meets
+Over 50 Horizons Participants Gather In Brisbane
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders
Track Worker Safety Report Released
RISSB in conjunction with ONRSR has released an options report assessing 16 global track worker safety technologies that can be used in the Australian rail environment.
The report titled Track Worker SafetyOptions identifies international and local technologies that can be used to prevent avoidable accidents and near misses on the Australian rail network.
The report is the culmination of extensive
research to identify applicable technologies, as well as comprehensive engagement with stakeholders around the country, to first characterise the technology and ultimately examine a path to adoption that is both effective and commercially viable.
Options proposed in the publication include LiDAR and machine vision on vehicles; worker sign in/ sign out systems; driver and worker location awareness systems; electronic blocking; and remote overhead isolation and track possession.
The report underscores the importance of RISSB’s commitment to supporting track worker safety. Over the past year, RISSB has maintained this commitment by delivering work packages across five key areas: technology, planning works,
skills / competencies, communications, and culture.
The report was overseen by the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation and was launched at RISSB’s Rail Safety Conference on Monday, 12 May.
Grand Central, RISSB’s very own resources hub custom built for the rail industry and our members, was launched last week at RISSB's Safety Conference.
Grand Central includes relevant, useful and accessible resources that will add value to members. The resources cover topics such as cyber security, safety and SPADS and includes the Track Worker Safety Options Report, the Australasian SPAD Classifications guide, industry's Australian Rail Network Cyber Security Strategy as well as current and previous editions of Horizons' FastTrack newsletters which are full of information on new and emerging technology.
The website page also includes a news aggregation area where we show you the headlines from major rail related journals both here and overseas so that you can stay on top of what's happening in the world of rail and infrastructure.
In addition, this new page contains all recorded RISSB MasterClass webinars from 2020 to 2021 and RISSB Conversations podcasts.
A highlight of the page is a members-only question and answer section similar to a Quora or Reddit page where members can ask questions and get them answered by anyone who has an answer or opinion on the topic.
For our 42nd webinar this week we had a fireside chat about leadership and leading during COVID with ARTC's CEO and Managing Director, Mark Campbell.
A global leader with more than 30 years' experience, Mark explained why keeping a steady hand through immense change and always taking time to celebrate great work remains just as important today in this ever-changing world. And how he managed to settle into a new role, new industry and a new way of working / leading.
If you are a RISSB member and would like to listen to the recording of the webinar,
please go to https://www.rissb.com.au/grandcentral/and find the webinars area and Mark's webinar recording.
System Safety Publications Available On RISSB's Website
AS 7474 Rail industry – System safety is available to download from RISSB's website. This Standard provides a clear standard for management of System Safety that addresses Australian legislative requirements and is readily scalable for the scope of rail projects undertaken within Australia.
The System safety Guideline is also available to download.This Guideline aims to create a
harmonised, uniform and consistent approach for managing the safety of existing and future Australian railway network assets and systems.
Both can be accessed via the 'Products' page on RISSB's website.
The ATSB and RISSB recently met to discuss possible collaborative efforts going forward. The productive discussions focused on the creation of a new series of podcasts and other joint ventures.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Over 50 Horizons Participants Gather In Brisbane
The third forum of the Horizons 3.0 Program was held at QUT in Brisbane on 19th and 20th May.
The program included presentations from industry leaders – Andrew Harding (Aurizon), Mia Barnard (GHD) and Matt Longland (TMR Qld and new CEO of Sydney Trains from mid-June), group presentations, a future thinking workshop run by Arup, technical presentations, a conversation with Sue McCarrey, CEO of ONRSR and a VR demonstration.
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 Courtney.
Courtney Dunn | Systems Engineer
My name is Courtney Dunn, I'm a Systems Engineer working for John Holland. Currently, I am the Requirements Engineer working on More Trains More Services in Sydney. My main responsibility is to allocate the requirements of the contract and provide the validation and verification evidence. Using the Horizon’s Program I would like to develop my technical knowledge and build my confidence in pitching ideas. Outside of work I enjoy being active and socialising with