+ Horizons Program 4.0 Concludes
+ AS 1085.12 Insulated Joint Assemblies Update
+ AS 7504.2 Disc Brakes And Pads Update
+ RISSB Attends ARTC Operators Forum
+ New RISSB Member
+ Professor Graham Currie 2nd August Webinar
+ RISSB Presents At Standards Australia's Standard Development Organisation Forum
+ RISSB Formalises Arrangement With FRMCG
+ TrackSAFE Rail Safety Week
Horizons Program 4.0 Concludes
Nearly 120 young professionals gathered at Sydney Trains' Hub in Clyde and online this week for the final 2-day forum of the H4.0 program. The forum included presentations from CEOs and industry leaders, workshops focused on key skills, and Horizons participant groups presenting on their “new idea for rail.” With participants from 40 rail organisations from around Australia -from the Pilbara to Townsville - the Horizons Program continues to provide an opportunity for talented future leaders to learn, grow and build a
network of contacts.
Well done to our graduating class of 2022!
A big thank you to all the presenters who gave their time to be part of the Horizons 4.0 Program and thank you to all the organisations that supported the professional development and participation of a young professional from their business.
AS 1085.12 Insulated Joint Assemblies Update
The current Standard has been reviewed by the Development Group, with over 50 changes recommended to improve its quality. Key themes include the consideration of sustainable materials and updating some of the specifications to reflect changes in design and manufacturing processes.
AS 7504.2 Disc Brakes And Pads Update
The Development Group recently met to complete the draft of this new Standard. The draft is being prepared to go to independent review and public consultation in August at which time RISSB will invite comments from stakeholders and the public.
RISSB Attends ARTC Operators Forum
RISSB recently attended the ARTC Operators Forum held in Melbourne. This was an excellent opportunity to meet with ARTC representatives and rail operators to hear about the latest projects being
undertaken by ARTC, and how RISSB's suite of Standards, Codes of Practice, and Guidelines can support these projects.
Standards Development Manager, Cris Fitzhardinge, presented on some of the latest publications developed by RISSB and how they could continue to drive harmonisation and interoperability across the Australian rail network.
New RISSB Member
Congratulations to J.Y.W Consulting for officially becoming a RISSB member this week.
J.Y.W Consulting provides management consulting, commercial/procurement, asset management, operations management and project management services to the land transport industry.
This Tuesday, Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport at Monash University & Director Public Transport Research Group, will be providing an update on a research program exploring how and why public transport ridership is being
influenced by COVID-19, including future ridership forecasts. If you'd like to attend, please click on this link to register.
Next Onboarding Session For Members
The next members only onboarding session will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, 10 August as a Teams meeting. If you'd like to attend, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Onboarding August in the subject line. A meeting link will then be sent to you.
RISSB Presents At Standards Australia's Standard Development Organisation Forum
On Monday, RISSB was very pleased to join other standards development organisations (SDOs) for Standards Australia’s SDO Forum. This tremendous event provided a wonderful opportunity for accredited standards setters to come together and share learnings, and talk about how they’re maximising the value of their products in their respective industries.
The RISSB presentation certainly showed how big and complex our industry is, how important the railway is to Australia and why RISSB’s role and its Standards are so important.
RISSB CEO Deb Spring said: “It’s great that we can come together face-to-face at Standard’s Australia’s offices in Sydney for this important event in support of continuous improvement.”
RISSB Formalises Arrangement With FRMCG
The Fatigue Risk Management Collaboration Group (FRMCG) was set up initially by fatigue risk advisors working for MTM and Sydney Trains in July 2020 to help improve industry collaboration in managing fatigue-related risks.
Two years on, it now boasts members in towns and cities across Australia and fatigue risk managers working for major rail operators. The relationship between
RISSB and this critical group was formalised this month with RISSB assuming responsibility for meeting facilitation.
About the group
FRMCG is a friendly community of fatigue risk advisors across, who meet bimonthly online to support each other in:
✔ Developing and maintaining fatigue risk management systems and processes that are a part of our Safety Management System
✔ Sharing experiences and discussing the challenges that Australian rail transport operators are facing when it comes to having effective fatigue risk management programs that meet legislative requirements
✔ Learning from each other’s technical expertise and upskilling fatigue risk advisors, so that systems can be better designed and successfully integrated into the rail operational context.
✔ Proposing changes to legislation, standards and guidance to other industry bodies such as ONRSR and RISSB.
If you would like to join as a fatigue risk advisor, or would like to express interest in presenting as an SME on fatigue-related topics, please send an email to the group via email@example.com.
TrackSAFE Rail Safety Week Coming Up
Stand back. Look up. Stay Rail Safe is the message behind this year's Rail Safety Week. This
annual awareness event held from 8-14 August is designed to engage the community in safe rail practices.
More information about this event and how to get involved, can be found on TrackSAFE Foundation's website.