+ Sydney Trains Wins Safety Award
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ International Union Of Railways (UIC) And RISSB Discuss Partnering Opportunities
+ ATSB And RISSB Promote Learnings
+ Nominations For Horizons Program 4.0 Close 19 November
+ Innovation Panel Webinar Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Sydney Trains Wins Safety Award
Congratulations to Sydney Trains who last night took out the RISSB sponsored Safety Award in the 2021 Australasian Rail Industry Awards (ARIA).
Sydney Trains was recognised for their innovative Platform Gap Filler project which took the average number of falls between the Circular Quay platform and trains from 33 to zero.
While there were many noteworthy submissions in the Safety Award category, the overall reduction in safety incidents and the cost effectiveness of the gap filler solution contributed to Sydney Trains winning the award.
Congratulations to all ARIA winners from the night particularly Trevor Moore who was last night awarded the Career Achievement Award recognising 50 years of meritorious service to the rail industry.
Also, a big thank you to our panel of judges who worked with us behind the scenes to determine a worthy Safety Award winner:
* Helen Williams - Executive General Manager Specialty Engineering ANZ, Systra
* Greg Watson - National Rules Manager, ARTC
* Catherine Peppler - Head of Safety, Health and Environment, Aurizon
* Bill Greer - Director of Safety, Rail Projects Victoria.
International Union Of Railways (UIC) And RISSB Discuss Partnering Opportunities
RISSB and the UIC continue to work together and seek ways to partner in the service of the Australian rail industry and share learnings.
Last week we met with the UIC to discuss many of the challenges we have in relation to interoperability and harmonisation in Australia and found out that the issues we face here are also present in Europe with the added challenge of international borders and language barriers!
Over the coming months we will be looking at ways to establish more formal and enduring ways to share information and work together to enhance our products and services.
ATSB And RISSB Promote Learnings
In the spirit of co-operation and learning we've teamed up with the ATSB and from this week, we will be sharing their investigation reports in The Whistle Board.