+ Horizons Program 3.0 To Have 66 Participantsts
+ MasterClass Webinars Set To Return In 2021
+ RISSB Membership Grows To 85
+ Human Factors Management Group To Meet
+ RISSB Moves Ahead With Track Worker Safety
+ National Rail Action Plan
+ Current Public Consultations
+ Current Calls For Development Group Members
+ AS 1085.17 : Railway Track Material - Steel Sleepers Development Group Update
Horizons Program 3.0 To Have 66 Participants
Sixty-six young professionals have been selected to participate in RISSB’s seven-month Horizons Program 3.0 – 35% more than Horizons Programs 1.0 and 2.0.
The Horizons Program brings together personal and professional development, knowledge sharing and networking.
With nearly 30% female participation, significant cultural diversity, participants with a wider range of qualifications and backgrounds, diverse roles and with participants located across Australia and internationally (Sweden), Horizons 3.0 promises to be a fantastic learning experience for all involved.
Thank you to all the organisations that have successfully placed someone from their team in Horizons Program 3.0:
* Abbott Risk Consulting
* Arc Infrastructure
* Australian Rail Track Corporation
* Australian Transport Safety Bureau
* CF Asia Pacific
* Downer Group
* Fortescue Metals Group
* John Holland Group
* Keolis Downer
* Keolis Downer Adelaide * Knorr-Bremse
* Laing O'Rourke
* National Transport Commission
* Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
* One Rail Australia
* Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
* Puffing Billy Railway
* Queensland Rail
* RGB Assurance
* Rio Tinto
* Shoal Group
* SNC Lavalin Atkins
* Strukton Rail
* Sydney Trains
* SYSTRA Scott Lister
* Torrens Connect
* Transport for New South Wales
* TTG Transportation Technology
* Vysus Group (Sweden)
* Yarra Trams
We will aim to deliver value to your nominee, to you and to the broader rail industry.
Kicking off with a virtual information session on Monday, 15 February, Horizons Program 3.0 will include up to five forums, fifteen webinars, site visits and group projects.
And, for the first time ever, part of the H3.0 Program will be opened up to graduates from the H1.0 and H2.0 Programs.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
MasterClass Webinars Set To Return in 2021
RISSB's popular MasterClass webinars will return in 2021 with a fortnightly program starting in February.
In the first two months alone, expect to see a state minister, the CEO of a technology company, and more industry leaders and technical experts.
More information will be released in The Whistle Board in coming weeks.
Human Factors Management Group To Meet
The first meeting of the Human Factors Managers Group will be held virtually on Tuesday, 16th of February. The meeting will include continued discussions on key HF issues, feedback on RISSB’s OCHWaS (safety culture survey released in October 2020) and a presentation from Huw Gibson, Head of Human Factors, from RSSB, UK.
RISSB Membership Grows To 85
This month our membership has grown to 85 for the first time ever.
Thank you to everyone who has joined RISSB recently, particularly the six new members that have been accepted within the first few weeks of January.
* Mott MacDonald Australia Pty Ltd
* Suburban Rail Loop Authority
* Summit Consulting
* Tehnika Pty Ltd
* Derwent Valley Railway
* ADA Engineering Pty Ltd
RISSB Moves Ahead With Track Worker Safety
RISSB continues to make great progress on this important industry issue, progressing work on multiple fronts:
* We’re now into the final stages of the project to explore track worker safety technologies – a collaborative effort between RISSB, ONRSR and ACRI. Thank you to all the industry people who have contributed time
* We’ve published the Guideline – Good practice in mitigating safety risks when planning works in the rail corridor.
* We’ve kicked off the Guideline – Achieving a positive safety culture in the rail corridor, and
* We’re in the final stages of updating our Safety Critical Communications course including putting it online as well as producing a more focused communications course targeted at frontline staff.
We’re very grateful for all the experts from around the industry who are rallying in support of RISSB’s efforts in these areas as we all push hard to make improvements.
We’ll keep you informed as other initiatives come online.
National Rail Action Plan
The National Rail Action Plan has begun 2021 apace with the first Steering Committee (on standardisation) meeting on the 15th of January. The next one (interoperability) will be held on the 29th of January.
These efforts are working toward a 3-year harmonisation plan to present at the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ITMM) mid-year, seeking to drive significant benefits in our industry and its supply chains.
AS 1085.17 : Railway Track Material - Steel Sleepers Development Group Update
The Development Group met for the first time earlier this month to consider the areas that required review. The relevant updates will be considered in a draft document, which will be reviewed in the coming weeks.
The reviewed Standard is expected to be published mid-2021.