+ Feedback Sought For Aged Reviews
+ Horizons 3.0 Breaks Record
+ Occupational Health In Rail Forum Planned For Tuesday, 30 March 2021
+ Ask RISSB February 2021
+ RISSB Conference Dates 2021
+ New Podcast Episode Released
+ RISSB Visiting Key Organisations In Adelaide
+ Goldilocks And Driver Health
+ Completion Certificates
+ Publications To Be Reviewed
+ Current Public Consultations
+ Current Call For Development Group Members
+ Safety Critical Communications Code Of Practice Update
+ AS 7601.1 Light Rail And Road Interface – Part 1: Management Of Light Rail Vehicle Movement Update
Feedback Sought for Aged Reviews
Australian Standards developed by RISSB reflect progress in technology and systems. To maintain their currency, our Standards are reviewed every seven years, and new editions are published. RISSB welcomes suggestions for improvement and is now seeking feedback (change requests) on 43 publications that are coming up for an aged review.
Your change requests will inform the development of future work plans, help us understand the extent of change required for each product and allow us to prioritise our product review and development efforts as well as indicate the level of industry interest / support for particular products.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Horizons 3.0 Breaks Record
Over 60 young professionals, representing nearly 40 rail organisations will be part of the Horizons 3.0 Program, starting in February. The H3.0 Program will continue to be dynamic, educational and challenging and every participant will be contacted in the next few days with details of the program.
Ask RISSB February 2021
Do you have an unanswered question about our work plan? Do you want to know more about a major project? What about the development of a Standard? Grab your diary and mark 11 February as the date for the next Ask RISSB. This is your chance to get your burning questions about RISSB’s products and services answered by our General Manager Innovation and Major Projects, Jesse Baker, General Manager of Product Delivery, Mike Aviet and Safety and Risk Systems Manager, Risharda Robertson.
More information will be released soon.
RISSB Conference Dates 2021
We’re celebrating our 21st Rail Safety Conference at the Swissotel in Sydney’s Market Street from 11-12 May. We’re planning for this year’s conference to be a normal face-to-face event with virtual attendance opportunities. Keep your eye on your inbox for a call for papers this month.
And save the date for our Technology and Innovation Conference to be held in Melbourne from 10-11 August 2021.
New Podcast Episode Released
We’ve released RISSB Conversations episode number two. In our second intimate fireside chat, we catch up with a true champion of safety - Carolyn Walsh, Chair of Australia’s National Transport Commission. To listen to our latest episode as well as episode 1, visit www.rissb.com.au/podcasts
Occupational Health In Rail Forum Planned For Tuesday, 30 March 2021
An industry forum focused on occupational health in Rail will be held on Tuesday, 30 March, in person at V/Line in Melbourne or virtually. The forum will cover a wide range of issues including short and long term impacts of COVID, changes to the national medical standards for rail workers, and drug and alcohol testing.
Key Organisations In Adelaide
RISSB is planning meetings with a range of rail organisations in Adelaide in late January as part of its stakeholder engagement plan. Meetings are planned or being sought with 1Rail, Frazer-Nash Consulting, Department for Infrastructure and Transport, Torrens Connect, ARTC and Shoal Group.
Goldilocks and Driver Health
The Australian Research Council has funded a 3-year research project on rail driver health and safety. Led by A/Prof Anjum Naweed at
CQUniversity, the project will use a Goldilocks approach to find a “just right” balance between sitting and moving in rail driver work. The focus of the project will be on promoting health whilst maintaining productivity at work, and through support from RISSB, is aiming to include both heavy and light rail. The project will be kicking off in the next few months.
Our Development Group members play a important role in the development of all our publications including crucially acknowledging that they support the final draft document that they have contributed to. This support is evidenced by the signing of a Completion Certificate. This is a gentle reminder to all who have not yet returned their signed Completion Certificate to send them to RISSB. The faster the certificates are returned, the faster significant benefits can be passed on to industry.
Safety Critical Communications Code Of Practice Update
A new draft for the Safety Critical Communications Code of Practice was written and sent to the Development Group for consideration just before Christmas. In late January, the
Development Group will reconvene to discuss a number of outstanding comments, in particular the use of electronic text communications and their role in the industry.
AS 7601.1 Light Rail And Road Interface – Part 1: Management Of Light Rail Vehicle Movement Update
Further work was completed on AS 7601.1 with a new draft issued this week. In late January, the Development Group is planning to meet once more before approving the draft for public comment. It is anticipated that this will be available in mid-February.