+ National Transport Commission Chair To Open New Year of MasterClass Webinars
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Help Us Prioritise Our 2022 / 23 Work Plan Submissions
+ AS 7482 Heating, Ventilation And Airconditioning Update
+Safety Critical Operational Information Code Of Practice Update
+ AS7504:2 Brake Components – Part 2 Disc Brakes And Pads Update
+ AS 7517 Wheelsets Update
+ Ask RISSB 17 February
+ RISSB Rail Safety Conference Speaker Announcement
+ RISSB At AusRAIL
+ UK COVID19 Behavioural Message Reports
National Transport Commission Chair To Open New Year of MasterClass Webinars
Our 2022 MasterClass webinar series will begin on 15 February 12PM (AEDT) with Carolyn Walsh, Chair of the National Transport Commission (NTC).
During her National Rail Action Plan: Connecting Cities, Regions and Ports presentation, Carolyn will be covering:
* Why focus on rail reform now?
* How skills are being freed up and portability is being unlocked
* How regional supply chains are being supported through harmonisation of Standards and the NTC's partnership with RISSB
* Rail interoperability - investment in the national freight and passenger networks now and into the future.
Secure your place by clicking on the 'Register to Attend' button.
Help Us Prioritise Our 2022 / 23 Work Plan Submissions
We've taken into consideration your feedback about the types of projects we should be working on in the next financial year and now we'd like you to choose one project that you believe would be the most beneficial for you and your organisation.
The list of proposals for consideration can be found here.
To cast your vote please ensure you have a RISSB user account and access to the RISSB website.
Your vote must be cast by COB Monday, 28 February 2022 and must be done on this page.
AS 7482 Heating, Ventilation And Airconditioning Update
This new Australian Standard is currently in development. The objective of this publication is to provide requirements, recommendations, and guidance
for rolling stock heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and establish industry standards for these systems.
The Development Group last met late December 2021 to discuss the first full draft. The draft is currently under being revised and we are hopeful that a document suitable for public consultation will be available in the coming weeks.
Safety Critical Operational Information Code Of Practice Update
The Development Group has completed their review of the first full draft of this Code, which will cover topics such as defining safety critical information, dissemination of information, and how confirmation or receipt and understanding can be achieved. To enhance this work a sub-group of human factors experts has been formed to research best practice in information understanding and retention.
This research will help inform the wider group on good practice in this area.
AS7504:2 Brake Components – Part 2 Disc Brakes And Pads Update
The Development Group for this project has been formed and recently kicked off with its first meeting.
AS 7517 Wheelsets Update
This publications is about to go into independent review. This publication is scheduled to be released this financial year.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Ask RISSB 17 February
If you have a question for our team, then we have the answers for you. Our next Ask RISSB webinar will be held on Thursday, 17 February 2022 at 12PM (AEDT).
What's Ask RISSB? Your opportunity to attend an update on RISSB's business activities, find out what projects we have on our books, and meet our team virtually.
In addition to our regular hosts general managers Jesse Baker and Mike Aviet, you can meet Graham Jackson (General Manager Strategy & Stakeholder Relations), Sandra Weston (Training Manager), Neal Peters (Accreditation and Quality Manager) and Risharda Robertson (Safety & Risk Systems Manager).
Our first round of speakers has been announced and we're pleased
that Dr Stuart Hillmansen, Associate Professor in Railway Traction Systems and Head of the Traction Research Group, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham has joined our 2022 lineup.
Stuart will be presenting on the groundbreaking HydroFLEX project - the trial of a fully functional hybrid hydrogen fuel cell system and battery system on the UK rail network and how its driving a green revolution.
Other speakers announced this week include:
* Melissa Carnell, Special Counsel, Norton Rose Fullbright
* Dr Garry Marling, CEO, Culture Radar
* Yvette Mihelic, Director Customer Experience Rail and Transport, John Holland * Gemma Read, Associate Professor in Human Factors, University of the Sunshine Coast
Come and visit us at this year's AusRAIL exhibition and be in the running to win some fantastic prizes. Our grand prize is a ticket to this year's Rail Safety Conference and we'll be having daily draws as well. Just look for stand #104.
Entry to the exhibition is free and you can
UK COVID19 Behavioural Message Reports
From November 2020 to July 2021 the UK Government commissioned three behavioural science messaging reports throughout the
coronavirus and recently made them available on their website. If you're interested in the topic, you can find the reports here.
INTRODUCING OUR HORIZONS PROGRAM 4.0 PARTICIPANTS
This week we kicked off our fourth Horizons Program with a record number of participants attending the very first virtual forum. Over the coming weeks, we'll introduce you to all of them, but for this week we're delighted to introduce Henry, Dannielle, Izy and Benson.
Henry Huynh | Aurecon
Hi, I’m Henry Huynh, a Senior Engineer at Aurecon in Perth.
My career has spanned 10 years in consultancy, mainly in passenger rail. Other experiences include heavy haul, rail safety, rollingstock, drainage, civil, highways, bridges and cycling infrastructure in WA and UK.
Looking forward to meeting new connections and to grow opportunities with the H4.0 Program.
It’s enjoyable to see people trying to pronounce my surname “Wu-inn”, Vietnamese equivalent of Wong. I enjoy playing basketball, fishing and keeping my toddler entertained.
Dannielle Walz | Training Ahead
Hi, my name is Dannielle Walz and I work as a Compliance Director for a Victorian based rail training provider.
Myday to day involves working with our teams to ensure compliance is met for our regulatory bodies, AROs and clients.
I am passionate about education and assisting to train the next generation of individuals creating a career in rail.
Izy Perona | Metro Trains Melbourne
My name is Izy Perona and I am the Senior Overhead Wiring Engineer at Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).
I graduated from RMIT university in 2011. In my final year, I worked at MTM as a Vacational Student in the overhead wiring section. They say “once you are in the overhead section, you can never get out”. Well that couldn’t be more true as I have worked in the overhead wiring section ever since.
In my current role, I look at type approvals, technical investigations,
standards development, specification development and mentoring Junior Overhead Wiring Engineers.
I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and learning from other professionals from outside of the rail environment.
Benson Wong | JHG
Hello, my name is Benson Wong and I am currently working as an Electrical Engineer for John Holland building a substation to upgrade the Sydney Airport Train line. I have previously worked on commissioning and operations of the Metro North West Line, Australia’s first driverless train network.
Excitedly looking forward to meeting other members of our diverse rail industry especially from other states across Australia.
Outside of work my hobbies include building Remote Control cars and