+ Priority Planning Process Underway
+ Calls For Development Group Members
+ Calls for Public Consultation
+ AS 7518 Rolling Stock Suspension Update
+ ATSB Releases Final Report on 2018 Freight Derailment
+ 2023 Horizons Program Nominations Close Today
+ Final MasterClass Webinar For 2022
+ 2023 Rail Safety Awards: Call For Judges
+ News Shorts
Priority Planning Process Underway
Whether you are in the rail industry or someone with an interest in rail, if you have a firm opinion on what we should be working on we want to hear from you.
We are now accepting your ideas for a new or reviewed national Standard, Code of Practice, or Guideline as part of our 2023 / 24 Priority Planning Process. This is your chance to influence industry and help us build a railway that is even more innovative, productive and safer.
To put forward your idea, just complete our form and send it firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 16 December 2022.
Each submission must address the following:
* Expected impact in facilitating and improving the interoperability and harmonisation across Australia’s railways
* Expected impact on national safety levels
* Quantified safety, financial, and environmental benefits
* Expected level of adoption (sector or industry-wide).
More information about RISSB's Priority Planning Process can be found on this webpage.
The Development Group tasked with creating AS 7518 Rolling stock suspension is making significant progress in developing a draft for public consultation. Earlier this month, the Development Group met for the third time to continue working through previously raised comments on the Standard and this work will continue during the group's next meeting scheduled
for late November.
RISSB would like to thank all Development Group members for their ongoing support with this project.
ATSB Releases Final Report on 2018 Freight Derailment
The ATSB has released its Final Report today on the runaway and derailment of TasRail freight train in Devonport, Tasmania on 21 September 2018. The ATSB determined that the RCE entered a spurious fault condition that likely initiated an unintended interaction between a safety feature and braking systems on
Details of the investigation and findings can be found on the ATSB's website.
We are ending our 2022 webinar series on a high note with Steve Bickley from Abbott Risk Consulting joining us next week to discuss all
things project risk management, including:
* How to walk the tightrope between ensuring absolute safety and project delivery
* Common ways projects are continuing to miss the mark on system safety and how this can be addressed
* The fundamentals that should always be in place (and how obvious stuff isn’t always obvious).
His webinar will be held on Tuesday, 22 November at 12PM (AEDT). Register to attend using this link.
2023 Rail Safety Awards: Call For Judges
Planning for the 2023 Rail Safety Conference and Awards night is well underway and RISSB is now seeking short expressions of interest to join the awards judging panel. So, if you are an industry safety leader and can commit a few hours per month to review and select category winners, please contact Graham Jackson at RISSB via email:email@example.com