+ RISSB Appoints Deborah Spring As CEO
+ SPAD Investigations Pro-forma At Final Stages
+ 100 Plus Attend Onboarding Session
+ Landmark Milestone For RISSB And ALCAM
+ Next Ask RISSB On Thursday, 8 July 2021
+ Update On AS 7739 Digital Engineering
+ Update On AS 7601.1 Light rail and road interfaces Part 1: Management of light rail vehicle movement
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ 10 Things You Could Learn At RISSB's Technology and Innovation Conference
RISSB Appoints Deborah Spring As CEO
A new era has begun for Australia’s Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) with the appointment of Deborah Spring as Chief Executive Officer. Ms Spring, currently the Board’s Executive Chair, has been acting CEO for two years, overseeing a 120% increase in membership, refocusing RISSB’s products and services on industry needs and making a step change in improving productivity and service delivery.
She took on her new role yesterday. Rail industry veteran David George replaces her as Chair and
Ms Spring will continue as an Independent Director on the RISSB Board. Both joined the Board in 2015.
“We have had a lot of national and international interest in the CEO role but recruitment has been complicated by the current environment,” Mr George said.
“When we re-assessed the process, the Board realised the best person for the job was already doing it. Deborah also realised she was really enjoying it.”
Ms Spring, a mechanical engineer with an MBA from Harvard Business School, previously held senior executive positions with TasRail, National Rail, Australia Post and Exxon-Mobil. She also has 15 years’
experience as a professional director, including with V/Line Corporation and the Donric Group.
Mr George has held many senior rail leadership roles in three countries as well as serving on several boards, including TasRail and Queensland Rail.
This year Central Queensland University (CQU) has held a number of virtual meetings to workshop an agreed pro-forma for SPAD investigations. A proposed final, common pro-forma is now with industry for final input. The pro-forma is scheduled for release towards the end of July 2021.
CQU are also working with the light rail sector for a similar pro-forma for a LRTAE.
100 Plus Attend Onboarding Session
RISSB's All Aboard onboarding sessions are proving popular with more than 100 ARTC staff attending our group session held on Friday, 25 June 2021. Attendees were taken on a virtual tour of RISSB by Phil Allan, General Manager Strategy and Stakeholder Relations and Jesse Baker, General Manager Innovation and Major Projects and were given an overview of the publications and projects that RISSB are currently delivering. A big thank you to ARTC for organising this session.
Every month we hold onboarding sessions for
our members called All Aboard. If you'd like to know how to unlock the true value of your RISSB membership, join our next session on Wednesday, 14 July.
Please click on this link if you'd like to attend the 14 July session, or one later in the year.
Landmark Milestone For RISSB And ALCAM
RISSB has taken over support of the Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model (ALCAM).
The National ALCAM Committee have built and administered one of the most respected level crossing risk assessment platforms in the road and rail industries, so we're thrilled that RISSB can be associated with this critical risk
From a user’s perspective, very little will change in the immediate future with RISSB at the helm. Users will still be able to interact with ALCAM and the LXM System the same way and access ALCAM information via www.alcam.com.au.
ALCAM and the LXM System will continue to be governed by the National ALCAM Committee with the changes largely internal and behind the scenes.
If you would like more information about ALCAM and its capabilities, visit the ALCAM website www.alcam.com.au
Next Ask RISSB On Thursday, 8 July 2021
Do you want to know about our 2021/22 work plan? Do you want to continue recent discussions about heavy haul? Do you have a question about any of our recent announcements?
If you do, attend our next Ask RISSB webinar and get your questions answered on the spot by our General Managers.
We're accepting questions ahead of next week's event. If you'd like your burning question answered by our expert team, please submit it in advance to email@example.com by COB Tuesday, 6 July 2021.
To secure your seat at this event, just click on the blue 'Register to Attend' button below this story.
We have had a massive response to our call for Development Group members, with over 30 applicants sending through their nominations. All nominees have been contacted and the first meeting arranged for early next month. Given the high level of interest we are expecting this to be a fantastic project!
Update On AS 7601.1 Light rail
and road interfaces Part 1: Management of light rail vehicle movement
The public consultation phase closed this week, with over 150 comments received from both light rail and road organisations. These comments have been collated and reviewed by the RISSB team, and will now be presented to the Development Group for consideration.
10 Things You Could Learn At RISSB's Technology and Innovation Conference
Change the way you think about new and emerging technology at RISSB’s Technology and
Innovation Conference on 10-11 August. Go deep on the very issues and challenges facing the rail industry in the digital age and hear from industry-recognised speakers who are already implementing new, changing and developing technology in their own organisations.
Keynote speakers include: * Lisa Stabler – Transportation Technology Center (USA) * Michael Hickson – Qube Holdings * Luisa Moisio – RSSB (UK) * Dr Tony Lee – MTR (Hong Kong)
If our keynote speakers aren't enough of an incentive for you to attend, then some of the topics on offer could be just the ticket:
* Using technology to enhance condition monitoring and cut costs
* Where do artificial intelligence and rail come together?
* Trackside robots
* Metro Trains innovation agenda
* Linking mobile phone data and public transport planning
* Human-centred design for drivers
* Composite sleepers
* Fatigue technology
* Train DNA
* Automated, renewable and scalable freight handling.
Are you interested now? If you'd like to make a booking for yourself or a group, visit the Technology and Innovation Conference page on RISSB's website.
Just click on the blue 'Visit Event Page' button below this story.