+ RISSB's 2022 / 23 Work Plan
+ Calls For Development Group Members
+ Calls for Public Consultation
+ Standards Development Managers On The Road
+ News Shorts
+ We're Accepting Horizons Program 5.0 Nominations
+ Taking Asset Management To Next Level Webinar
+ Next Onboarding Session Wednesday 12 October
RISSB's 2022 / 23 Work Plan
Twenty-five projects presenting a clear vision of industry’s technical requirements and reflecting immediate, medium and longer opportunities for rail in Australia are captured in RISSB’s 2022/23 work plan.
A Code of Practice on train control, a Guideline on rolling stock equipment monitoring, and an Australian Standard on signalling interfaces are just three of the twenty-plus projects due to be completed by RISSB by June 2023.
All up in the coming financial year, RISSB will be delivering 16 Australian Code of Practice (ACOP) publications, six major projects and three projects that will deliver on federal National Rail Action Plan (NRAP) commitments,
accelerating interoperability and national harmonisation across the Australian rail sector.
This work plan is the product of months of consultation with industry, Standing Committees and leaders, led by RISSB. The projects comprise updates to existing documents; suggestions for new projects that were received during an open public consultation; and projects put forward and endorsed by RISSB Standing Committees.
The projects continue to build on the success of previous years with RISSB set to initiate work on its third harmonised national rule and finalise a project on an ongoing problem area for industry - track worker safety.
RISSB looks forward to engaging with governments, members and other stakeholders about the contents of its work plan and commitments for its projects.
The full list of projects to be delivered this financial year is available on RISSB’s website.
This week Standards Development Mangers Cris Fitzhardinge and Sudha Niles met with key stakeholders in Melbourne. Very valuable discussions were held with the Department of Transport Victoria regarding the work RISSB is doing this year. They also met with senior engineers at Yarra Trams to discuss the challenges and opportunities of operating a well-established light rail system with modern rolling stock and how
RISSB could help find ways to support their operations.
A key highlight was a meeting with Metro Trains at the Brighton Beach Signal Cabin with Garrie, Neil (pictured) and Lindsay.
The opportunity to see the historic ‘pistol grip’ signal frame in operation was greatly appreciated!
We're now accepting nominations from RISSB members for our Horizons Program 5.0 kicking off in February 2023.
What is Horizons?
Horizons is a structured five-month intensive professional development program that has been developed exclusively for young technical professionals in rail. The program features face-to-face forums, webinars, pitching competitions, site visits and access to some of Australia's most prominent rail industry leaders.
If you mentor, supervise or work alongside someone aged 35 who is a leader in the making and who you believe would benefit from growing their career, connections and abilities, nominate them for a place in next year's Horizons Program, today.
More information about Horizons Program 5.0 as well as an online nomination form, can be found on the Horizons page on our website here.
Taking Asset Management To Next Level Webinar
Block out 4PM to 5PM (AEDT) on Tuesday, 11 October for our next international MasterClass webinar. Andy Kirwan (Network Rail) and Jude Carey (Irish Rail), both longstanding members of the International Union of Railways' Asset Management Experts Group will be joining us
* Recent European developments in railway asset management
* The application of a value framework to integrate and optimise decisions on operating, maintaining, renewing and enhancing the railway
* Real world examples to illustrate the benefits from taking a whole-system approach.
Secure your webinar spot this coming Tuesday by clicking on the 'Register Now' button below.
The next members only onboarding session will be held at 2PM (AEDT) on Wednesday, 12 October as a Teams meeting. If you've recently joined RISSB and would like to learn how to get maximum value from your membership, then this is for you.
If you'd like to attend, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Onboarding October.