+ New Publications
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ Research Outcomes from SPAD Precursors Project
+ New RISSB Course Dates Released
+ Rail Safety Conference Wrap Up
+ Masterclass Webinar
+ 2022 Rail Safety Award Winners
The following publications have recently been released and are now available to download from RISSB's website:
Research Outcomes from SPAD Precursors Project - Available To All
This year RISSB, through the SPAD Group, wrapped up work on an international project examining salient precursors to SPADs. Some of this work went on to underpin the development of SPAD investigation forms for both heavy rail and light rail incidents. These were published on RISSB’s Grand
Central page last year and made available to industry to download as needed or required.
Managed and driven by A/Prof Anjum Naweed at CQUniversity, in association with leading researchers at UniSA and Flinders University, the research underpinning the SPAD Precursors project has now been published and can be downloaded for free via these links:
This week’s Rail Safety Conference has helped delegates from right across Australia progress towards an understanding of how the rail industry can take action on climate change.
The two-day conference was designed to lay the groundwork for industry-wide discussions on rail’s journey to decarbonisation, including how we can adopt or adapt work undertaken by our overseas counterparts and what challenges and opportunities face
those working in the Australian rail environment.
Themed Safety Climate and Climate Safety, delegates also learned about the after affects of a once in a lifetime pandemic, and how COVID had affected travel patterns and disrupted cultural norms, destabilised individuals, and changed team dynamics.
Speakers representing manufacturers, consultancies, rail transport operators, rail infrastructure managers, the regulator and government covered topics such as safety culture, safety climate, manufacturing, psychological risks in rail, fatigue management, decarbonisation and climate change.
The 22nd RISSB Rail Safety Conference attracted close to 200 delegates either in-person at Melbourne’s Collins Square, or online in
a hybrid format, and a similar number of attendees to its first Rail Safety Conference dinner in years at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
In addition to plenary sessions and a dinner, this year’s conference also included four panel discussions, nine keynotes (including five international speakers), the 2022 RISSB Rail Safety Awards and an informative site tour at the end of Day 2.
The response from participants attending this week’s conference has been very positive and we’d like to thank everyone who attended for their tough questions and robust conversations during the conference and lunch breaks.
MasterClass Webinar Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Our next MasterClass presentation will be delivered by Frankie Carroll, CEO
Suburban Rail Loop Authority on Tuesday 24 May 2022 12PM (AEST).