+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ Training Update
+ Investigate Rail Safety Incidents in Perth
+ Climate Safety and Safety Climate Focus For Safety Conference
+ RISSB's Rail Safety Awards 2022
+ Next MasterClass Webinar
+ Introducing Our Horizons Program Participants
Due to popular demand, our Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop scheduled for 10-12 May is being delivered out of Melbourne.
Our next face to face course on offer is Investigate Rail Safety Incidents which is being offered in Perth on 20-23 June.
Investigate Rail Safety Incidents in Perth
The aim of this 4 day course is to teach attendees how to conduct and document any investigation into a rail safety incident. It builds on industry best practice and promotes a just culture approach for investigations.
Among other things, course attendees will learn more about:
* Regulatory requirements for rail
* Causes of rail safety incidents
* Rail safety investigation types
* Planning the investigation
* Categories of evidence
* Collecting, recording and
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the unit of competency TLIF5017 – Investigate Rail Safety Incidents.
Climate Safety and Safety Climate Focus For Safety Conference
Attend this year’s Rail Safety Conference to find out how others are bringing people and climate change to the core of every decision and what you can do now to protect your organisation's greatest assets.
Topics to be covered include: safety culture, sustainability, climate change, mental health and resilience, learnings from COVID, and safety and sustainability as risk management.
Register yourself or your team to attend the conference and dinner here.
You have just four days left to nominate a organisation or individual for a RISSB Rail Safety Award.
We're accepting nominations in five categories:
* Safety Leadership Program/Initiative
* Wellbeing Program Incorporating Mental Health
* Industry Safety Professional of the Year
* Safety Initiative by a Young Rail Employee (Under 30)
* Worker Improvement Outcome
Winners will be announced at the RISSB Rail Safety Conference dinner on 3 May.
Next MasterClass Webinar
MasterClass presentation will be delivered by John Ash and Lynda Meredith from Eloque on Tuesday 26 April 2022 12PM (AEST).
John and Lynda will demonstrate how, through the Victrack Innovation agenda, an idea was formed that resulted in the incorporation of Eloque in May 2021. Eloque's structural health monitoring technology helps to manage and maintain critical infrastructure by delivering big data-driven solutions to help asset managers make informed, and optimal whole of life decisions.
This week we're delighted to introduce Leah, Mike and Joel.
Leah Bygraves | Yarra Trams
My name is Leah Bygraves and I am a Senior Project Manager, Traction Power at Yarra Trams.
My role is to oversee the delivery of new traction power infrastructure (substations/electrical networks) to improve network resilience. My role also focusses on managing the commercial and project controls aspects within the project team.
I am looking forward to participating in the program to deepen my understanding of rail safety as well as to network with like-minded young
When I’m not working, you’ll find me studying another uni degree, playing netball or watching every sport under the sun.
Mike Smith| Systra
My name is Mike Smith and I am 29 originally from the UK. After studying Mechanical Engineering at university, my career started in the defence industry, predominantly in the systems engineering space as I worked to define solutions to cryptographic communication issues.
I then moved with my family to Australia in 2019 where I started working in the rail industry splitting my efforts between Systems Engineering and Safety Assurance. Since then I have honed my safety assurance expertise and find myself where I am right now.
Joel Farrell | ORA
Hi, My name is Joel Farrell and I work as an Operations Manager for ORA in Newcastle.
I coordinate the day to day operations of the business. I have a train driving background and believe that practical experience has greatly helped me in my role as an Ops Manager
I am looking forward to the Horizons program as it will broaden my perspective of the industry and the people that take part in it.