+ Call for Technology and Innovation Conference Abstracts
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ Condition Monitoring - Fixed Rail Infrastructure Guideline Update
+ National Rolling Stock Register Update
+ RISSB's Technical Services Provides Assurance
+ Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop 10-12 May
+ Introducing Our Horizons Program Participants
Call for Technology and Innovation Conference Abstracts
Abstracts are now invited for RISSB's 2nd Technology and Innovation Conference taking place in-person in Sydney from 9-10 November 2022.
With panel discussions, plenary sessions, a bespoke networking experience, site tours and more, this 2-day conference will provide actionable insights that will help future-proof your organisation
This year we are looking for dynamic and engaging speakers that can deliver a presentation that relates to our conference themeTechnology and Innovation: Now or Never and at least one of nine topics that we will be focusing conference discussions on:
* Internet of things
* Asset management and monitoring
* Digital technologies
* Customer experience
* Artificial intelligence
* Big data
* Augmented and virtual reality.
This is your chance to showcase initiatives that you have developed, led, implemented or researched during the past 12 months!
How to nominate
If you would like to put forward a presentation for consideration by our conference team, please click on the blue 'Download Abstract Template' button and submit your completed form before COB Friday, 24 June 2022.
The Development Group meetings are progressing as planned, with a high level of interest and participation from industry.
The Guideline uses applicable standards available internationally to address the requirements of
The last Development Group meeting was held this week and industry can expect the Guideline to be available in Q3 2022.
National Rolling Stock Register Update
In the past eight months, RISSB has been working with supplier Aquipa and key industry stakeholders to develop the National Rolling Stock Register.
At present, the system is in the user acceptance testing phase of the project.
It is anticipated the data validation stage will commence in Q3 2022.
RISSB's Technical Services Provides Assurance
As industry’s partner in coregulation, RISSB continues to support its members by providing assurance services. Recently, RISSB concluded a level crossing assurance audit for a heavy haul railway, providing assurance to the management team that the controls implemented to manage rail safety risks remained effective.
Other assurance work underway includes assessing the effectiveness of an organisation’s safety
management system and its alignment to industry good practice.
RISSB takes a risk-based approach to its assurance activities, focusing on the key safety risk areas for railway operations and then takes a deep dive into specific areas of risk to identify improvement opportunities.
If you are interested in independent assurance on the effectiveness of your safety management system or testing the effectiveness of safety critical risk controls, please direct any inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next RISSB Onboarding Session
For New Members
Our next members only webinar will be held on Wednesday, 8 June.
If you've recently joined RISSB and would like to learn how to get maximum value from your membership, then this is for you.
Go on a walkthrough/talk through of our website and receive an introduction to 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 and what event and training discounts you are entitled to.
This week we're delighted to introduce Adam, Reshma, and Yi Min Su .
Adam Hatzigiannis | Sydney Trains
Day to day I am a Project Manager in the Operational Technology Division, implementing condition monitoring technologies to support the operation and maintenance of our railway.
I am a tinkerer at heart with a passion for 3D printing, electronics and programming.
I often won’t be productive on a Monday morning after staying up late to watch the Formula 1.
Reshma Ramesh | Pacific National
My name is Reshma Ramesh and I work as a Train Dynamics Engineer for Pacific National.
I am an Electrical and Electronics Engineer. I worked as a System engineer in the Automotive industry for 6 years and now it’s 2.5 years in Rail.
I work in the Asset team, ensuring the safety of rolling stock operation, performing engineering analysis of new train designs, and running simulations and train testing.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling with family
and friends and have special interests in adventure sports.
Yin Min Su | Downer
Hi, my name is Yin Min Su. I grew up in Myanmar (Burma). I finished my diploma and degree in Singapore before moving to Melbourne in 2018.
Currently, I work as a signalling engineer in Downer, Melbourne, where I enjoy working with a very supportive team. My main task is to design the signalling related circuit designs and do testing and commissioning.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 10 month old baby boy and my hubby.