SPAD / LRTAE Investigations Pro-Forma Meeting
Sharing Investigations Forum 3 Attracts Record Attendance Networking Opportunities at RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 27-28 October 2020
System Safety Guideline Update
AS 7658 Level Crossings and AS 7664 Railway Signal Cable Pits, Routes and Foundations Update
AS 7703 Railway Signalling Power Supplies Update
AS 7601.1 Light Rail and road interfaces Part 1: Management of Light Rail Vehicle Movements Update
Projects on Parade
Using Low Cost Technology for Safety and Reliability of Services
On 17 September, we hosted the first of our Ask RISSB events - part information session and part QA - hosted by Jesse Baker and Mike Aviet from RISSB.
We hope our attendees had a great time – it was fantastic to host so many interested people, and receive so many great questions for the Q&A. Thank you to our special guests Tilo Franz (CMET) and Scott Cornish (Queensland Rail) for their contributions to today's discussions.
If you missed today's session, don't worry! A recording is now available on RISSB's website on www.rissb.com.au/home/webinars/.
Just look for Thursday, 17 September and click on the 'Watch' button near the presenters' names to watch this recording.
Signals Passed At Danger (SPAD) and Light Rail and Tram Authority Exceeded (LRTAE) are key safety issues for the rail industry. Accurate and thorough investigations are crucial for understanding causal and contributory factors and there is currently a wide range of investigation pro-formas (i.e. template investigation forms) across Australia and New Zealand.
Led by CQUniversity, RISSB is bringing the rail industry together to design a standard Pro-forma for SPADs and for LRTAE investigations.
The project will kick off with a remote meeting on 24 September examining the current forms used across industry.
Sharing Investigations Forum 3 Attracts Record Attendance
The third Sharing Investigations Forum will be held remotely on 21 September 2020.
Todd Bentley, CEO of Holistic Systems, will facilitate his third Sharing Investigations Forum! Over 30 people have indicated they will attend and the program includes presentations from Pacific National, John Holland, TransDEV Auckland, Fortescue and ATSB.
Networking Opportunities at
RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 27-28 October 2020
Now in its 20th year, the Rail Safety Conference will bring our line-up of international and Australian speakers straight to your living room, and offer great ways to meet and connect.
As a virtual event "ticket" holder, you will not only have access to the full list of conference attendees, but also the ability to send private messages, set up 1:1 meetings and video call other attendees.
You can network with close to 200 registered attendees from more than 60 local and global organisations!
We're also working on a fun, interactive 2D trivia event where you can virtually sit down with event attendees and talk to them in real time (details coming soon!).
Catch up with old friends and make some new connections. Attending organisations include:
Abbott Risk Consulting
ARTC Inland Rail
Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Department of Transport & Main Roads
Metro Trains Melbourne
National Rail Safety Regulator
National Transport Commission
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)
The review of the System Safety Guideline is nearing completion. The Development Group are also working on the new Australian Standard (AS 7474) and are doing their best to make sure that both documents align. Once they are comfortable that the two publications are aligned, the Standard will be validated.
As one publication references the other, it is hoped to publish both documents as closely as possible to prevent any confusion between the old and new versions of the Guideline.
AS 7658 Level Crossings and AS 7664 Railway Signal Cable Pits, Routes and Foundations
Both of these Standards have been approved by the Train Control Systems Standing Committee and will be presented to the Board at next week's meeting. It is a credit to both Development Groups that these two valuable Standards have been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect current practices in the Australian rail industry
The Development Group met last week to finalise the public comment review and close out some outstanding recommendations. This Standard will be sent for validation later this month, with the aim to have it to the RISSB Board in early November.
AS 7601.1 Light Rail and road interfaces Part 1: Management of Light Rail Vehicle Movements
AS 7601.1 Light Rail and road interfaces Part 1: Management of Light Rail Vehicle movements. The Development Group met last week to finalise the general principles of movement management. This week the Development Group met again to discuss selection of movement permissions types and the human factor considerations in making that decision. A further draft will be issued later this week which will focus on line of sight movement.
Each week we'll showcase a publication in our 2020 / 2021 work plan that we will be progressing in the coming year.
Light Rail interfaces with Roads (Signals and Signage)
Tram and light rail systems have been a part of the Australian public transport system for over 100 years. With new systems being proposed and is commencing work on a suite of Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Practice to assist industry in building safe, reliable light rail networks. The first standard - Signalling - will provide requirements and recommendations to industry on how to safely control the movement of light rail vehicles. This important work will reduce construction costs through standardisation, and provide the opportunity to develop a standardized set of safewworking rules that can be nationally accreditted.