+ RISSB Welcomes Graham Jackson
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members + RISSB Presenting at the International Rail Safety Conference 12-14 October
+ Website Statistics Show Increased Usage
+ Join Our lnternational MasterClass Webinar Next Week
+ National Trackworker Safety Forum Wrap Up
+ SPAD/LRTAE Projects Underway
+ Welcome New Members
RISSB Welcomes Graham Jackson
Graham Jackson has commenced as General Manager of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations at RISSB.
Graham has been involved with RISSB for many years notably as the Chair of the Safety Standing Committee and has been a facilitator at our last two Rail Safety Conferences.
Graham is a highly regarded strategic thinker with extensive safety and risk management experience utilised both in Australia and overseas, and it is terrific he has joined RISSB.
Former General Manager Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Phil Allan, will continue in a part-time role focused on a number of specific projects.
RISSB Presenting At The International Rail Safety Conference 12-14 October
We’re very proud to be representing the Australian railway at the very first virtual IRSC next month.
Under an overall conference banner of “Railway Safety & New Challenges” RISSB will be speaking within the International Cooperation theme.
With an explosion of development planned for our industry in the coming years (indeed we’re well into the beginnings of it already), never has it been more important that we work with, and learn from, our international friends and colleagues.
RISSB will be speaking to the presentation title “Australia’s Rail Industry Poised for Boom – Are We Ready?”. Spoiler alert – we will be! If you want to know more about IRSC please visit http://www.irsc2021.com/
Website Statistics Show Increased Usage
The number of people, visiting our website from 31 August 2020 to 31 August 2021 reached 41, 136. This remarkable spike is a 12% increase on the same period in the previous year.
In addition to downloading RISSB products, people now have other reasons to visit the website including to register for webinar or view a webinar recording, listen to a podcast, access conference papers, participate in forum discussions, download a RISSB report or paper, and soon new online training courses.
Many of these engagement tools reside on our Grand Central page in our 'Helpful Resources' area.
Go there if you want to access Good Practice for the Management of Wheel Squeal and Train Whistles – Understanding The Risks And Opportunities To All
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Join Our International MasterClass Webinar Next Week
Don't miss next week's MasterClass webinar. We have an exciting international speaker who will be providing a different perspective on regulation and standardisation.
Our special guest Chief Standardisation Officer from the International Union of Railways (UIC), Célia Levy, will talk about the current challenges facing the organisation as well as its opportunities, the types of European regulation and standardisation issues that the UIC is trying to resolve, what its priorities are, how it adds value through its ongoing work, and what the future holds for the organisation.
The UIC is an international rail transport body whose mission is to promote rail transport globally, with the objective of responding effectively to current and future challenges relating to mobility and sustainable development.
If you would like to secure your spot at this webinar, please click on the blue 'Book Now' button below this story.
RISSB recently hosted the first National Track Worker Safety Forum for the year. This forum reviewed the National Track Worker Safety Options Report, released in May 2021, and considered the potential for targeted track worker safety initiatives.
The session was well attended by safety experts from across the Australian rail industry who shared ideas for potential improvements to safety in and around the rail
In consultation with our stakeholders, RISSB has begun refining the information shared, exploring safety technologies available, and will refine the focus of this forum to target track worker safety initiatives which may be suitable for implementation across industry.
The next forum will be held in October 2021, please visit the RISSB website and check our newsletter articles for details on the upcoming forum.
SPAD/LRTAE Projects Underway
The SPAD/LRTAE Group are progressing three projects related to SPADs/LRTAEs.
The first is examining risk triggered commentary (including if RTOs document their risk triggered commentary procedures, if it is voluntary or mandatory, verbal or non-verbal, and any other factors that should be considered).
The second focuses on SPAD risk, new technology and altered or new infrastructure.
The third is a review of the previously produced guidance material on the use of mobile devices in driving cabs.
Welcome New Members
We are heading towards a new membership record, surpassing the 125 mark recently.
This week, we'd like to extend a warm RISSB welcome to the following two business that joined RISSB recently.
SystemiQ is a specialist human factors and rail safety consultancy, supporting the rail industry in several key areas:
- Human factors integration in safety management systems and safety investigations.
- Supporting human factors, accessibility, and rail safety aspects of engineering projects, within a systems engineering framework.
- Helping organisations solve rail safety challenges through bespoke initiatives, e.g. for SPAD prevention.
- Safety culture programs, and the development and delivery of human factors / non-technical skills training.
SystemiQ’s consultants have diverse experience spanning industries and organisations across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Taylor Airey aims to be the first choice for global transport clients when they need to resolve challenging issues. As a global organisation, headquartered in the United Kingdom, we provide advice and implementation support in a growingly diverse range of sectors for both public and private sector organisations throughout the transport industry worldwide. We provide specialist advice to the rail industry, helping our clients to develop strategies and truly transformational decisions and projects.