+ Rail Safety Conference Agenda Released + Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ RISSB Face To Face Training Returns
+ Introducing Our Horizons Program Participants
Rail Safety Conference Agenda Released
This week we released the agenda for our 2022 Rail Safety Conference themed Safety Climate and Climate Safety.
Join us as we address rail’s journey to decarbonisation and the safety impacts of green energy, supply chain transformation and risk management. Learn how to protect people and assets, and manage the safety impacts of climate change. Listen to a powerful range of dynamic business and
industry leaders all known for their ability to drive or influence change.
Confirmed speakers include:
* Dr Natalie Pelham, CEO & Chief Investigator, Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI) * Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR
* JinHo Lee, Investigator, MOLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport), Republic of Korea
* Nick Millington, Director, Safety Task Force, Network Rail, United Kingdom
* Dr Shelley Stiles, Partner Director, Gateway Consultants (HSW) * Wendy McMillan, Senior Regional Vice President, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Wabtec Corporation
Presentations include :
* Managing psychological risks in the rail industry
* Safety climate, what do we really mean?
* Exploring issues around infrastructure resilience in the face of climate change
* Climate change and safety - a manufacturer’s perspective
* UK Case Study – Decarbonisation action plans
* Assessing safety culture maturity within multi-stakeholder rail infrastructure projects
* Should it be climate or culture, and what about a people capacity index?
This year's conference will be held at Collins Square in Melbourne on 3-4 May 2022.
If you'd like to view the full program or make a booking, please click on the 'More Information' button below this story.
The safe operation of Australia’s railways relies on constant clear communication. Obtain the skills and knowledge required to apply effective safety critical communications and find out what is considered best practice for general communications in the rail environment.
This course is ideal for rail workers who are required to identify and respond to operational information as part of their role. They may be new to industry, seeking refresher training or requiring rectification training due to an incident.
This week we're delighted to introduce Paul, Sean, Joanne, and Alexandre.
Paul Catley | RGB Assurance
My name is Paul Catley and I am currently a Graduate Engineer at RGB Assurance. During my 2 years at RGB, I have had a lot of exposure to the rail industry, both passenger and freight, and am aware of many of the challenges that complex rail projects face. As I continue on my systems engineering journey, I would love to be part of solving these challenges and enhancing the systems engineering process for rail projects in Australia.
Sean Warden| Sydney Trains
My name is Sean Warden and I am an Incident Rail Commander with Sydney Trains. I coordinate and manage the Sydney Trains response to incidents affecting network operations across the Sydney Trains and NSW Trains network. I have worked in Rail Operations for 14 years.
I am looking forward to meeting industry leaders and broadening my knowledge of the rail industry.
Outside of work you’ll find me spending time with my wife and three kids or volunteering with my kids’ footy
Joanne Lai | Downer
I am civil engineer who ended up in rail signalling by destiny. Just completed my 3rd year with Downer’s signalling team doing mainly site engineering work in the first 2 years and now coming into a design/project engineering role with the design team. I love playing sports and being outdoors, so badminton, hiking and camping have been regulars in my life. Another fun fact is that I also love the theatres and Les Miserable is my favourite musical.”
Looking forward to meeting everyone soon.
Alexandre Nualart Corpas | Systra Scott Lister
I am originally from Barcelona, Spain, where I studied the degrees on Electrical and Industrial Engineering. In 2012 I moved to Belgium to finish my studies and I started working at the Alstom ERTMS Centre of Excellence in Charleroi as an ATO over ETCS System Engineer and UNISIG ATO WP representative. In January 2020 I moved to Brisbane to work for Systra as an ETCS Senior Consultant and, since then, I have been working at Alstom (former Bombardier) for the QNGR ETCS Cross River Rail Project as the ETCS and ATO Lead Systems Engineer.