+ OTSI Safety Advisory Highlights Need For Effective Safety Critical Communications
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ AS 7702 Rail Equipment Type Approval Review Update
+ AS 7517 Wheelsets Review Update
+ Rail Safety Conference Dinner and Site Tour
+ Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop 10-12 May
+ Next All Aboard Members Webinar
OTSI Safety Advisory Highlights Need For Effective Safety Critical Communications
OTSI recently published a safety advisory on safety critical communications by rail safety workers in response to two SPAD incidents which occurred in the central west and south-west Sydney.
Read the full safety advisory from OTSI on this page.
Did you know?
In 2021, RISSB published the Code of Practice – Safety Critical Communications that provides principles and practices for the transmission of safety critical communications by rail safety workers on the Australian railway network, including all heavy and light rail operations.
Members can access the Safety Critical Communications Code of Practice here
RISSB also runs a Safety Critical Communications in the Rail Environment course. To find out where and when we will be offering this course next, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AS 7702 Rail Equipment Type Approval Review Update
The call for Development Group members has closed with a significant number of people expressing interest in joining this Development Group. The first meeting will be held in April 22 with details to come shortly.
AS 7517 Wheelsets Review Update
This publication is currently under internal review having completed public consultation and independent review. Once completed, it will be sent to the Rolling Stock committee
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Rail Safety Conference Dinner and Site Tour
In addition to Australian and international speakers, panels and roundtables, we are offering conference attendees the opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues at our rail safety conference dinner and a visit to the Metro Tunnel HQ information centre.
This year's conference dinner will be held at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
where conference attendees will be able to dine under the sea at Melbourne's only underwater experience. We will be making an announcement about what else we have in store for our Rail Safety Conference dinner next week.
Plus 15 lucky people will be able to tour the award-winning and interactive Metro Tunnel HQ information centre. Find out about some of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport projects at this immersive conference site visit.
Register yourself or your team to attend
the conference here.
Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop
We're offering our next face-to-face Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop on 10-12 May.
This 3-day workshop provides participants with an understanding of the
principles, methods and requirements for investigating derailments.
* Increase your awareness of evidence collection and what should be included in
* Learn how to correctly identify the contributing factors that caused the derailment
* Enhance your understanding of
derailment investigation methodologies.
Our next members only webinar will be held on Wednesday, 6 April.
Go on a walkthrough/talk through of our website and we'll introduce the
full suite of tools (Australian Standards and other industry leading publications) available to download and use. Find out more about the Australian Rail Risk Model and what courses and events are coming up.
This week we're delighted to introduce Josh, Joel and Rhys.
Josh Walker | Training Ahead Australia
'My name is Josh Walker and I'm a courseware developer and trainer and assessor for Training Ahead Australia in Victoria. I develop and deliver a variety of training, predominantly focusing on Rail Infrastructure.
I thoroughly enjoy the challenge that training in the rail industry brings given the wide variety of contractors, individuals and companies that require various qualifications and training courses to meet specific job requirements.
In the coming years I look forward to developing my own knowledge and skillset to broaden my understanding of the industry and hope to build and deliver robust training courses.
Joel D’Imperio| Laing O'Rourke Australia
Hi, my name is Joel D’Imperio, and I am a Project Engineer as part of the delivery of the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ for Sydney Metro – Central Station Mainworks Project. After studying at UTS in Sydney, I have worked in the construction industry as a Civil Engineer over the past 8 years and I am looking forward to enhancing my leadership skills and knowledge base within the rail industry through the Horizons Program.
Rhys Heffernan | Torrens Connect
My name is Rhys Heffernan, my role is Rollingstock maintenance manager for TorrensConnect Adelaide, with 15 years’ experience in rail. I started out as an Electrical apprentice working for BTA on Adelaide’s passenger trains, I followed up with an Air Conditioning apprenticeship. I later moved to trams where I stepped into a Team leader role when it was government run. I jumped across during the privatization where I shortly after transitioned to my current role as Rollingstock manager.