AS 7474 System safety assurance
RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 2020 - Proceeding as planned
RISSB in Light Rail
Update on Our 2020 Priority Planning Process
RISSB's Next Steps in Harmonising Railway Rules
SAVE THE DATE - RISSB's Chair and Industry Networking Breakfast
Current Public Consultations
Over the past few weeks CEO Deb Spring has met with around 30 of our key stakeholders including government, members and organisations. This massive program is just the start and follows on from RISSB’s Impact Survey of 2019 which sought feedback from members and other stakeholders. There were clear messages - RISSB to be bolder, should meet with stakeholders at a higher level and engage stakeholders more comprehensively in developing products to balance business imperatives and technical requirements.
RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 2020 - It is our intention to proceed
31 March - 1 April 2020
You now have less than 3 weeks to register to attend.
With a bold new 2-day format, prepare to be informed, excited and entertained at this year's Rail Safety Conference.
Better your understanding of how to manage and resolve key safety issues such as track worker safety, RLX, contractor management and systems safety assurance
Listen to 2 world-class keynote speakers
4 site tours
Enjoy a night at the museum and dine harbourside at this year's Rail Safety Conference dinner.
RISSB is closely monitoring the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and takes the development of this situation seriously.
While experts are saying to be prudent and practice best-health recommendations that are similar to the prevention of the seasonal flu, the Department of Health are not saying there should be restrictions on business or leisure travel anywhere in Australia. We will, of course, monitor Government websites, keep abreast of all developments and take all necessary precautions to bring you a safe event.
Thank you to those who put forward an idea for a new product for RISSB's 2020 / 21 work plan. We were pleased with the quality and thoroughness of all submissions we received during this year's nomination period.
This week we have the hard task of assessing all submissions and consulting and clarifying content (if required) with project proposers before taking our recommendations to the Board.
Last week RISSB was very pleased to have attended the ARA’s Light Rail Conference in Canberra.
We were also very pleased to have announced there, that RISSB will soon be expanding its portfolio to include Light Rail Standards. With the burst of light rail networks around the country, the time is right to think about harmonisation.
In heavy rail, RISSB has been working hard to counter 150+ years of divergence around the country, and the performance / cost / safety disbenefits that it brings.
We’re excited that we can get ahead of that for burgeoning light rail sector.
If you have ideas about where national Standards / Codes of Practice / Guidelines would help Light Rail, please get in touch with Jesse Baker, RISSB GM Safety and Innovation firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month (adjoining our Rail Safety Conference in Sydney) RISSB is bringing together leaders (including C-level people from the largest rail companies around the country) to discuss which rules would be most valuable to be harmonised right down into the detail.
There’s probably a small number of really important rules that, when harmonised, will deliver a great deal of benefit around the country.
This will take commitment from rail companies, there will be change (which is always uncomfortable), but this is the reason RISSB exists – to unlock the benefits of harmonisation for all the railway to share in.
SAVE THE DATE RISSB's Chair and Industry Networking Breakfast
Friday, 3 April 2020
We are pleased to announce that this year's RISSB Rail Safety Conference international keynote speaker, Allan Spence (Network Rail, UK), has agreed to headline our Sydney Chair and Industry Networking Breakfast. Allan will be delivering a presentation on Safety critical communication (signaller to level crossing users and track staff).
Bring your work colleagues and network with decision-makers and senior executives, and meet some of our Horizons 2.0 participants.
Seating is strictly limited and is allocated on a first come, first served basis as this event is free of charge.
Secure your seat at the table by clicking on the 'Book Now' button and completing the online booking form.
The program for the Horizons 2.0 Sydney Forum to be held at Sydney Metro on 2 and 3 April 2020 has been finalised and includes 18 presentations, 4 workshops, 4 site visits and presentations from participants (in groups) on their innovation for rail.
Thank you to all that have agreed to present, run workshops or offer site visits. This forum will be the conclusion of Horizons 2.0.
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