+ MasterClass Sustainability Webinar Tuesday, 30 November 2021
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ Code of Practice Light Rail Safeworking Update
+ AS 7666 Train Protection and Control Interoperability Update
+ AS 7739 Digital Engineering Update
+ Code of Practice Use of Train Horns Update
+ Rail Safety Conference Call for Papers Next Week
+ Human Factors Management Group Progresses Human Factors Requirements
MasterClass Sustainability Webinar Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Our last MasterClass webinar for 2021 will feature international speaker George Davies, Director of Sustainable Development at the UK's Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).
Released earlier this year, the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail will establish a new guiding mind called Great British Railways and with it a 30 year strategy to modernise the railway and create a cleaner, more environmentally friendly public transport system.
George Davies will be joining us on Tuesday, 30 November to talk about how RSSB, appointed as the lead developer of the sustainability aspect of this plan, is putting a holistic and coherent structure in place and co-creating the plan with colleagues from throughout the railway. Gain an understanding of how the technical topics across environmental and social sustainability have been baselined and get an overview of the types of initiatives and actions needed in the plan.
Secure your spot in this webinar by clicking on the blue 'Register Now' button below this story.
This new light rail product proposes fundamental operating principles for light rail networks, and how those principles should be applied. The Development Group is currently reviewing the latest draft, with another meeting planned for early December.
AS 7666 Train Protection and Control Interoperability Update
With the impending publication of the revised AS 7450 Rail Systems Interoperability, this sister product can now be reviewed. The Development Group has already met and proposed a number of changes.
The revised Standard is currently being reviewed, with the next meeting scheduled for mid-December.
AS 7739 Digital Engineering Update
An excellent meeting was held in November, where it was decided that the Standard needs to be split into two parts. Part 1: General Principles will cover the background of digital engineering and how that applies to the rail industry. Part 2 will delve deeper into the technical specifications, such as classifications and the use of metadata.
Code of Practice Use of Train Horns Update
The Development Group has been working very hard on this Code, meeting weekly to work through the existing draft. Currently there is no standardised approach to the use of train horns in Australia, something this Code is hoping to address. Where and when to use them, duration, and driver discretion are all hotly debated topics, however the Development Group remains committed to agreeing on a national approach, that ultimately aims to minimise the impact on the general public whilst maintaining safety.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Rail Safety Conference Call for Papers Next Week
RISSB's exploration of the sustainability theme doesn't stop with our last webinar for 2021. Safety Climate and Climate Safety is the theme of RISSB's 2022 Rail Safety Conference and we're bringing next year's event to Melbourne'.
Save 3-4 May 2022 for this event and start planning to attend this groundbreaking conference.
A call for papers will go out next week, so keep checking your inbox for the official call for papers notice and submission guidelines.
If you can't wait and would like to sponsor, exhibit or speak at the event, you can register your interest now by completing this online form.
Human Factors Management Group Progresses Human Factors Requirements
The Human Factors Managers Group (HFMG) met this week and agreed to start using version 1 of the HF requirements that has been developed over recent months, led by Alistair Furnell at the DoT, Victoria. This is a client side document that will be progressively rolled out via contracts. Work to further develop and maintain the HF requirements will be ongoing.
The HFMG is also supporting development
of an anthropometric data set for the Transport sector. This work is being led by Gareth Hughes (Transport for NSW) and Alistair Furnell (DoT, Victoria) and will take around 12 months to complete. The project is being run through the iMOVE CRC and ACRI and will produce, for the first time, specific data sets for use by the rail industry.