Safety and Risk Systems Manager
We’re pleased to announce that Risharda Robertson has been appointed to the position of RISSB’s Safety and Risk Systems Manager.
This strategic appointment will help support the railway in unlocking the value of RISSB’s Australian Rail Risk Model (ARRM) as well as promoting other systems and models that will come online in the near future such as RISSB’s Occupational Culture Work Health and Safety survey. This comes at a time when the rail industry is striving to become smarter, and more data driven in the decisions that it makes and RISSB is positioning itself to play a leading role in that, especially in delivering comprehensive safety risk insights.
Risharda will ‘own’ these systems and models, provide training, manage industry advisory groups and oversee enhancements / developments.
Infrastructure Standards Development Manager
Taking over her job as Infrastructure Standards Development Manager is Sudha Niles who joined RISSB this week
Sudha has been in and around the rail industry for 15 years performing a variety of roles for both Rollingstock Operators and Infrastructure Mangers throughout Australia. He joined RISSB from ARC Infrastructure, Western Australia, where he was the Governance & Risk Lead responsible for overseeing Arc’s Rail Safety and compliance obligations.
During his time with Arc, Sudha led the transition of the Safety Management System to comply with the national regulatory requirements and best practice.
Sudha's appointment and Perth location is a critical step towards RISSB strengthening our national presence to benefit our members.
Playing a key role in RISSB's work program, Sudha is looking forward to collaborating with our members to improve and assist in the harmonisation of the rail industry around Australia and New Zealand.
This afternoon Dr Todd Bentley from Holistic Systems and Assurance shared learnings and common themes from multiple rail incident investigations during his Industry Sharing Investigations Forum webinar.
The Sharing Investigations Forum was created in 2018 to help industry openly explore learnings from each other's investigations; from reasonably minor incidents (with strong system level learning opportunities) to ones that could have been catastrophic.
If you missed Todd's webinar you can access a recording by clicking on this link.
Coming up next week, we have international speaker Allan Spence who will be discussing an investigation into a serious collision between on track plant which ultimately exposed tolerance of unsafe behaviour, planning errors, assumptions and design flaws.
Click on the blue 'Register Now' button to register for this webinar event.
This Standard is one step closer to completion, with the document entering the quality assurance phase of its development. The long-awaited Standard provides requirements and recommendations for onboard train protection systems and guidance which assists with the selection of such systems.
The Development Group for the review of AS 7533 Driving Cabs had its first meeting this month. The group has diverse representation from right across industry which really adds value to this review. The group met for the first time early April via video conferencing with 15 people attend this virtual meeting.
The Development Group for the Condition Monitoring of Rolling Stock Guideline has now been formed and the group’s first meeting is set for early May. This new Guideline will provide best practice guidance on how to apply condition monitoring techniques and technology in the rail industry.