+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ 10 Days Left To Vote On 2022/23 Work Plan Submissions
+ AS 7726 Interface Between Train Control Systems And Rolling Stock Update
+ AS 7642 Turnouts and Other Special Trackworks Update
+ AS 108.19 Resilient Fastening Assemblies Update
+ Network Rules Harmonisation - Walking In The Danger Zone Update
+ Learning Express Bulk Discount Prices Now On Offer
+ 2022 MasterClass Webinars Launched
+ MasterClass Webinar No #2
+ Digital Engineering Information Session Webinar
+ Visit The RISSB Stand At AusRAIL
Learning Express Bulk Discount Prices Now On Offer
Did you know that RISSB members can now take advantage of Bulk Discount Prices for its 4 Learning Express courses?
Our Learning Express courses are suitable for those new to the rail industry or those wanting to upskill or improve their knowledge of rail safety and risk.
All online courses in our Learning Express suite take 1 to 2 hours to complete, can be accessed from anywhere in the world on demand, and can be undertaken in your own time and at your own pace, making them ideal to complete around work and / or family commitments. Our online courses are suitable for those new to the rail industry or those wanting to upskill or improve their knowledge of rail safety and risk.
Book and pay for groups of 10 plus enrolments and you’ll be entitled to receive the following discounts:
* 10% discount for bulk
enrolments over 10
* 15% discount for enrolments for groups of 20-49
* 50 to 99 enrolments receive a whopping 25% discount!
Visit our Stand at AusRAIL, scan your exhibitor or visitor pass and go into a daily draw to win free training. We’re giving away access to all four Learning Express courses each day and anyone can win!
10 Days Left To Vote On 2022/23 Work Plan Submissions
You have just 10 days left to have your say on what work plan submission should make it onto RISSB's 2022 / 23 work plan.
We have received a good response so far from a wide range of stakeholders but are still encouraging those with an interest in RISSB's work plan and projects to cast their vote by 28 February 2022.
The full list of submissions an be found here. The voting page can be foundhere.
AS 7726 Interface Between Train
Control Systems And Rolling Stock Update
Applications for the Development Group have closed, and 12 fantastic subject matter experts have put their names forward to help RISSB write this important Standard. This development has gained international interest, with applications coming from the UK and USA as well! The group will kick off this work in early March, with the aim to have the first public draft available by mid year.
AS 7642 Turnouts and Other Special Trackworks Update
The Development Group has finished the review of all the feedback received during public consultation, with a number of changes made to further improve
With the validation of the Standard completed, the Standard will be publicly available in March 2022.
AS 1085.19 Resilient Fastening Assemblies Update
The Development Group had their first meeting in January to review a preliminary draft. The Development Group will continue to meet throughout February and March to work through areas that require review.
Network Rules Harmonisation - Walking In The Danger Zone Update
The working group for the Nationally Harmonised Network Rule project "Walking in the Danger Zone” met in January and February to review the rule. The rule is in its final phase of review, and it is expected that it will be published in April 2022.
The working group, comprising senior safeworking professionals from across the nation, worked on harmonising the rule by focusing on the common elements that will enhance interoperability.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
2022 MasterClass Webinars Launched
The first webinar of RISSB's MasterClass Series 3 launched on Tuesday with Carolyn Walsh from the National Transport Commission.
The webinar titled “National Rail Action Plan (NRAP): Connecting cities, regions and ports” focused on the national reform agenda, how NRAP is supporting the Australian economy, and the 3-year harmonisation plan including projects that RISSB is delivering.
The webinar attracted more than 200 attendees.
The recorded webinar can be viewed by RISSB members on RISSB's Grand Central website page.
MasterClass Webinar No #2
Our next MasterClass webinar will be held on Tuesday, 1 March 2022.
Helen Kieboom from Metro Trains Melbourne will be delivering a presentation titled Integrating Human Factors into Large Complex Projects: Real World Lessons.
This year we're holding pre release information sessions before publications that have significant industry interest or those which may have a significant impact on industry are available for public comment.
The first one for the year, Digital Engineering, attracted 145 attendees and is available for anyone to watch here.
Delivered by Simon Vaux (DEOS Digital) and hosted by Cris Fitzhardinge from RISSB, the webinar explains the reasoning behind AS 7739.1 Digital Engineering For Rail Part 1: Concepts And Principles, and how it relates to the rail industry.
RISSB encourages all potential reviewers of the Standard to view the recording of the webinar prior to submitting comments.
Visit The RISSB Stand At AusRAIL
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.
Stop by our stand and say hi to General Managers Mike Aviet and Jesse Baker and other members of the RISSB team will also be on the stand to answer your questions about membership, publications, training, and major projects.
If you'd like to visit RISSB and the rest of the AusRAIL exhibition, the good news is that entry is free and you can pre-register to attend the exhibition here.
Just look for stand #104.
INTRODUCING OUR HORIZONS PROGRAM 4.0 PARTICIPANTS
This week we're delighted to introduce Rahul, Adam, Matthew and Oliver.
Rahul Gadre | VicTrack
My name is Rahul Gadre and I currently manage the Telecommunication Services Group at VicTrack. I have worked in rail and VicTrack for 10 years delivering telecommunication services to Victorian rail operators and government agencies. I am looking forward to the Horizons Program to meet diverse rail professionals from across the country and broaden my knowledge of rail industry projects and operations. Outside of work, I enjoy bird and wildlife photography.
Adam Tighe | Aurizon
Hi, my name is Adam Tighe and I work as a Signalling Engineer for Aurizon in Brisbane.
I completed 6 x 6-month rotations in different teams within control systems as part of Aurizon’s graduate program. This gave me a broad understanding of the railway as well as how the different teams operate and interact. I now work as the engineering design lead on a number of multi-discipline projects.
Outside of work I enjoy playing sport, travelling and seeing friends and family.
Matthew Gomes | SRLA
I grew up in Geelong, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering, I contracted in an array of public sector engineering and management positions. Upon the completion of my MBA, I relocated to the United Kingdom on a 2-year working holiday, where I worked as Commercial Manager for London’s largest developer. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I moved back to Victoria and am now engaged as Commercial Manager at SRLA, overseeing the inaugural construction package whilst completing a Master of Construction Law at the University of Melbourne.
Oliver King | RioTinto
Originally from Perth, my formal qualification is in Mechatronics Engineering. My first few years as an Engineer were spent in Process Plant Detail Design, which included a year-long secondment in Brisbane. Having made the move to the Rail Industry, I am currently a Systems Engineer within the Rio Tinto Rail Engineering Division. With aspirations of becoming a Signalling Engineer, I am due to complete my Graduate Diploma in Railway Signalling at the end of 2022.