+ National Harmonisation Central To The National Rail Action Plan (NRAP)
+ Light Rail Safeworking - Code of Practice Update
+ AS 7739 Digital Engineering Update
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls for Development Group Members
+ SPAD Investigations Pro-forma And LRTAE Investigations Pro-forma Finalised
+ Horizons Program Evaluation Hits The High Notes
+ Big Data MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 24 August 2021
National Harmonisation Central To The National Rail Action Plan (NRAP)
NRAP is focused on initiatives to reduce unit costs in the rail industry, while simultaneously stimulating domestic manufacturing. At the last meeting of the NRAP Harmonisation Steering Committee the ARA shared the results of a recent survey undertaken with its manufacturers and suppliers to better understand the challenges faced in tendering. In particular, the survey focused on identifying where efficiencies can be achieved through the harmonisation, alignment, simplification or creation of specifications and/or Standards that can be used by
network owners and operators in procuring products and services.
Pleasingly the Standards that were highlighted are largely on RISSB’s work plan for the next two years, including Standards being developed as part of the NRAP, new Australian Standards RISSB had identified based on its own industry consultation, and a review of existing Standards. The Standards already being addressed include wheels, body structural requirements, interoperability, type approval and rail management. Three soon to be reviewed by RISSB are fire safety, axle bearings and axles.
These activities highlight the critical role in collaborating to deliver a more productive and sustainable Australian rail industry.
For more information about ARA’s survey please contact Natalie Currey, ARA’s General Manager Supply Chain (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about RISSB Standards contact Jesse Baker, RISSB’s General Manager Innovation and Major Projects (email@example.com).
Light Rail Safeworking - Code of Practice Update
The Development Group met for the first time this week to discuss the objective and scope of this important piece of work. The conversation covered many topics, including construction and commissioning, management of works in proximity to light railways, contractors and other third parties, and how degraded working could be managed.
A first draft has been sent for further comment with a detailed draft being prepared over the coming weeks.
AS 7739 Digital Engineering Update
The first draft of this new Standard was issued to the Development Group for consideration this week. Covering a broad range of topics such as key concepts, common data environments and data standardization, and management of the digital engineering process, this new Standard will help all those using digital engineering to achieving the best possible outcomes in engineering design and asset management.
SPAD Investigations Pro-forma And LRTAE Investigations Pro-forma Finalised
The final industry meetings have been held, the pro-formas agreed and they will be made available to industry in September.
Thanks to CQU (Anjum Naweed and Lorelle Bowditch) for bringing this all together. It was great to see so many rail organisations represented.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Horizons Program Evaluation Hits The High Notes
Feedback from participants on the H3.0 Program has been very positive with well over 90% rating the learning, personal growth and networking aspects as excellent or good, 100% saying they would be likely to recommend the program to their peers and within their organisation, and 96% indicating it was well organised and implemented.
Many participants provided some great ideas for the next Horizons Program. Thank you to all who were part of the H3.0 program – speakers, presenters and participants. A big thank you to Priscilla Radice for facilitating the program.
With 65 people completing H3.0, RISSB will now work on H4.0 (expect to see a call for nominations soon) and explore options to bring all Horizons participants together for a massive networking and learning event (s).
Big Data MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 24 August 2021
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