+ RISSB Major Projects 2021/22 Wrap Up
+ New Publications Released
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ Ainsley Simpson MasterClass Webinar 5 July 2022
+ Congratulations Jesse On Your Work Anniversary
+ Welcome New Members
RISSB Major Projects 2021/22 Wrap Up
As was reported last financial year, we had a tremendous outcome in delivering RISSB’s inaugural Major Projects package of work across such important themes as Track Worker Safety, Noise and Interoperability. As we’ve just ticked over into the new financial year, we can report that our second year of Major Projects has been equally successful. We delivered our second, and historic, Australian Harmonised Network Rule (AHNR) – Walking in the Danger Zone, and linked to that, our Network Rule Books Code of Practice. We
delivered a ‘National Interoperability Framework’ to help decision makers make local decisions while paying respect to broader interoperability considerations. We delivered guidance on ‘Achieving a Positive Safety Culture in the Rail Corridor’, as well as an explorative study (partnering with ARA) into the fitness for purpose of industry Type Approval processes. We also delivered the report ‘Freight Train Visibility Review’ in partnership with ACRI, ONRSR, FORG, ARA, and Track Safe.
RISSB also delivered successfully to the National Rail Action Plan (NRAP), administered by the National Transport Commissions (NTC), with Standards on HVAC (AS 7482), Energy Storage (AS 7486) and Wheelsets (AS 7517), a Code of Practice on Train Horn
usage, and a National Rolling Stock Register (a precursor to a National Vehicle Registration scheme, or at least a common platform feeding existing registration schemes) which is being populated now. These projects are designed to increase harmonisation across the industry, stimulate local manufacturing capability and therefore support the Australian jobs market; RISSB is proud to contribute to such important outcomes.
If you’re interested to know more, and/or you want to contribute to these or other RISSB projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following publications have just been released and are available for members to download from our website:
The objective of this Standard is to provide the rail industry with guidance, including a framework and process for planning and implementing any change to a train protection and control system, where the change has the potential to impact interoperability.
Ainsley Simpson, CEO of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council, is our next MasterClass Webinar guest.
Ainsley's webinar will be held on Tuesday, 5 July at 12PM (AEST) and if you'd like to attend, please click on this link to register.
Congratulations Jesse On Your Work Anniversary
This week we mark Jesse Baker's 10 year work anniversary and we'd like you to join us in celebrating him and his boundless enthusiasm, professionalism, and undisputed commitment to delivering great outcomes not only for RISSB, but for the Australian rail industry. You are a highly valued member of the RISSB team and we're looking forward to sharing the next 10 years with you.
Congratulations on achieving this anniversary with us.
Welcome New Members
A warm welcome to two of our newest members - Kenesis and Progress Rail.
Kenesis is a specialist cost engineering consultancy delivering cost estimating, quantity surveying, risk, planning and constructability consulting services to governments and contractors.
Progress Rail Australia
Progress Rail is one of the largest integrated and diversified suppliers of railroad and transit products and services worldwide, Progress Rail has nearly 200 facilities in 16 countries.